ESP 1 - 0 ENG, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Final Highlights: Spain wins maiden Women’s World Cup after Olga Carmona goal; Bonmati wins Golden Ball

Spain vs England FIFA Women’s World Cup Final 2023: Sportstar’s highlights of the World Cup Final as Spain wins its maiden Women’s World Cup.

Updated : Aug 20, 2023 18:28 IST

Spain's Olga Carmona celebrates scoring its first goal in the 2023 Women’s World Cup final against England.
Spain's Olga Carmona celebrates scoring its first goal in the 2023 Women’s World Cup final against England. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Spain's Olga Carmona celebrates scoring its first goal in the 2023 Women’s World Cup final against England. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

  • August 20, 2023 18:21
    Curtains fall on the 2023 Women’s World Cup

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  • August 20, 2023 18:17
    Spain’s golden run continues!
  • August 20, 2023 18:13
    The celebrations begin for La Roja!


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  • August 20, 2023 18:09
    A thank you note from the Lionesses
  • August 20, 2023 18:08
    So close yet so far again!


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  • August 20, 2023 18:01
    Japan’s Hinata Miyazawa wins the Golden Boot for scoring 5 goals


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  • August 20, 2023 17:58
    Aitana Bonmati gets the Golden Ball for best player!


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  • August 20, 2023 17:57
    Mary Earps wins the Golden Glove!


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  • August 20, 2023 17:56
    Paralluelo wins Best Young Player!!


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  • August 20, 2023 17:52
    From one Spanish legend to the rest!
  • August 20, 2023 17:50
    What a final, What a win!
  • August 20, 2023 17:47
    Contrasting emotions at Full-time!


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  • August 20, 2023 17:41
    Campeonas del mundo!!!
  • August 20, 2023 17:38
    Spain is now the U-17, U-20 and Senior World Cup holder!!

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  • August 20, 2023 17:36
    Spain win maiden World Cup!

    What a final it has been! 13 minutes of added time for Spain to deal with and the players have done brilliantly to not let England have a clean chance on goal.

    Jorge Vilda’s team has overcome so many off-the-field issues and have done exceedingly well in the tournament!

  • August 20, 2023 17:33
    90+14’ Full-Time! ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Spain are Women’s World Cup champions!! Olga Carmona’s 29th minute strike is the difference between the two sides.

  • August 20, 2023 17:32

    Hemp with a brilliant run down the right and gets a cross in but it is dealt with by the defence. Almost time at Sydney.

  • August 20, 2023 17:31
    90+12’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Spain gets a freekick after England looks to press high and win the ball back. Not much in it though.

  • August 20, 2023 17:29

    Hernandez with acres of space to run into but Greenwood does well to track back and steal the ball in the box. England don’t have much time left.

  • August 20, 2023 17:27
    90+8’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Bonmati runs at the defence after England lose the ball in midfield. She elects to go on her own and her shot is blocked. Paralluelo gets the rebound and her shot is blocked by Bronze.

  • August 20, 2023 17:25

    James has the ball near the corner flag but she is outnumbered and Spain comes away with the ball. England not creating anything so far to even test the keeper.

  • August 20, 2023 17:23
    90+4’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    England look to make progress down the right with Kelly. She gives it to Bronze who gives it away and then handles the ball in her attempt to get it back. Time running out for England.

  • August 20, 2023 17:20
    90+2’ Earps saves again

    Save!! Batlle with an excellent run down the right flank and she gets the ball after a one-two. Earps brings out another important save to keep it to a single goal. A deflection off Jess Carter made it even more harder for Earps.

  • August 20, 2023 17:18

    Putellas on for Spain finally. She replaces Caldentey.

    13 minutes of stoppage time!

  • August 20, 2023 17:18
    88’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Bright now in the opposition box. Bronze tries to find her with an early cross, but the keeper pouches the ball after a deflection falls kindly for her.

  • August 20, 2023 17:15

    Bethany England replaces Ella Toone for England. Putellas waiting to come on for Spain as well. But not yet.

  • August 20, 2023 17:14
    85’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    James looks to wriggle through the Spanish press and is brought down by Teresa. Foul given. Hermoso down for Spain with an injury.

  • August 20, 2023 17:12

    A first-time cross in from Lucy Bronze, is easily pouched by the Spanish keeper though. Carmona brings down James but the referee doesn’t blow for a foul.

  • August 20, 2023 17:09
    80’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Greenwood still down for England. The team doctors tending to her on the pitch. Vilda providing some advice for Olga Carmona in the meantime. A fair chunk of stoppage time will be added at the end of the half.

  • August 20, 2023 17:06

    A Yellow card for Paralluelo for a foul on Alex Greenwood. 22 minutes of normal time left for England to find an equaliser. Paralluelo’s knee catching Greenwood on the face as she looked to head the ball.

  • August 20, 2023 17:04
    75’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Chance!! Lauren James’ near-post attempt is palmed over the bar by the keeper. First England player other than Hemp to have a shot on goal.

  • August 20, 2023 17:02

    Codina seems to be in pain. She is replaced by Ivana Andres.

  • August 20, 2023 17:02
    71’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Can the save spur England on to go find an equaliser? Spain has to put the penalty miss out of its minds and carry on.

  • August 20, 2023 16:57
    68’ Hermoso misses from the spot!

    SAVE!! Earps saves!! The England keeper comes up clutch on the day of the final. Not the best penalty but Earps does her bit to keep it to a single goal. What a moment in the final!

  • August 20, 2023 16:54
    66’ Penalty for Spain!

    Referee going down to the touchline to have a look. Walsh seems like she moved a tad bit towards the ball. Penalty!!

  • August 20, 2023 16:53
    64’ Chance again!

    Yet another chance for Spain! Caldentey skips past the defenders and the ball falls to Paralluelo whose shot flies just past the post. VAR checking for a penalty!

  • August 20, 2023 16:51
    62’ Close!!

    Bonmati almost doubles the score! Paralluelo steals the ball from Walsh and the ball falls to Bonmati who makes a run through the middle and lets out a shot that flies just over the bar.

  • August 20, 2023 16:48

    More space for Chloe Kelly down the right side but her cross goes over the line for a goal-kick. Redondo is replaced by Oihane Hernandez for Spain.

  • August 20, 2023 16:46
    58’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    The ball finds Carter at the far post after a lovely cross in but she can’t get enough purchase on the cut back into the box. The defence clears.

  • August 20, 2023 16:45

    Corner is taken short but no real chance created by Spain, the ball goes right back to the defence.

  • August 20, 2023 16:43
    55’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Yellow card for Lauren Hemp for a pull on Codina. Harsh yellow to be honest. Spain has another corner after Greenwood puts the ball out.

  • August 20, 2023 16:42
    54’ Glorious chance!!

    Hemp with a chance!! Lauren Hemp cannot get enough on the shot after a wonderful cross in from the right by Kelly, goes past the post for a goal-kick.

  • August 20, 2023 16:41

    Paralluelo finds some space in the channel after Kelly loses possession in midfield but the central defender does well to to deal with the danger. Goal kick for England.

  • August 20, 2023 16:38
    49’ Superb Save!!

    Kelly gives the ball away at the edge of the box to Caldentey and she almost doubles the lead. Excellent save from Earps! The keeper was at full stretch to push it past the post and for a corner.

  • August 20, 2023 16:36
    47’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Free-kick for England from the right flank, and Lucy Bronze takes it quickly. The defence deals with the danger though.

  • August 20, 2023 16:34
    Second Half underway

    Spain get us underway in the second half.

  • August 20, 2023 16:33
    Substitutions for England

    Lauren James and Chloe Kelly on at Half-Time for Russo and Daly.

  • August 20, 2023 16:30
    Carmona joins an exclusive list!
  • August 20, 2023 16:24
    Captain delivering when it matters!
  • August 20, 2023 16:22

    Spain lead in the Women’s World Cup final in Sydney. Captain Olga Carmona’s surging run and finish is the difference between the two sides. England has a couple of chances in the half as well, with Hemp hitting the crossbar midway through the half.

    But Spain has been the better team through the half and Sarina Wiegman has some work to do if her side has to make a comeback in the game.

  • August 20, 2023 16:19

    Oneminute of stoppage time. Spain with acres of space down the right wing but can’t find the final pass to get a shot away. The referee blows for Half-Time.

  • August 20, 2023 16:17
    45’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    England go forward in numbers. Cata Coll with a poor clearance away but the ball gets stuck under Stanway’s feet and she can’t get a shot away.

  • August 20, 2023 16:16
    The Spanish captain with the opener

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  • August 20, 2023 16:14

    A chance for England!! Toone can’t get a touch 4 yards away from goal following a ground cross in from Hemp. The referee blows for offside but that was a glaring miss from the England number 10.

  • August 20, 2023 16:10
    37’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    Chance!! The ball fell kindly for Paredes at the edge of the box, but she can’t get the right connection. Should have been a shot on target atleast.

  • August 20, 2023 16:08

    More possession in midfield for Spain as it takes the sting out of England’s attacks by slowing the game down. Stanway gives away a foul near the center circle.

  • August 20, 2023 16:04
    32’ ESP 1 - 0 ENG

    England back in attack through Lauren Hemp down the left wing, her driving run is eventually defended by Batlle and England only have a throw-in.

  • August 20, 2023 16:01
    29’ Carmona opens the scoring!!

    Goal!! Spain has the lead! Olga Carmona with another surging run down the left side and she was afforded the space by the English defence. She lets out a low shot into the far corner of the goal, past a diving Mary Earps.

    ESP 1 - 0 ENG

  • August 20, 2023 16:00
    27’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    A sense of calm in the game now after a flurry of attacks, Spain has already faced more shots on goal in the first half than it did in any of the games prior.

  • August 20, 2023 15:56

    Batlle steps across Lauren Hemp as she ran at speed towards the Spanish defence. The referee chooses to keep the card in her pockets this time. Stanway’s free-kick is cleared by the Spanish defence.

  • August 20, 2023 15:55
    22’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    Russo finding lots of space making runs from the centre towards the wings. The England midfield finding her with passes into the channels as well. Spain will have to be wary of the Arsenal forward.

  • August 20, 2023 15:52
    20’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    Excellent combination play between Hemp and Toone as the former finds some space in the box but her shot is weak and is easily pouched by the keeper.

  • August 20, 2023 15:50
    17’ What a save!

    Save!! Mary Earps blocks Redondo’s shot millimetres in front of the goal line! Closest Spain has come to opening the scoring. Chances at either end in a matter of minutes.

  • August 20, 2023 15:48
    15’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    Caldentey steals the ball from Stanway and looks for goal, but referee gives a free-kick in the other direction for a trip.

    England respond with a counter and Hemp gets a shot away following Daly’s layoff and it strikes against the cross bar!

  • August 20, 2023 15:45

    Paralluelo leads the attack down the other end, she makes a surging run down the left but her cross in is straight at the England defence and it is cleared easily.

  • August 20, 2023 15:44
    12’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    Russo with some space in the box after Hemp finds her with a short through ball, the defence does well to thwart the danger but concede a corner. The corner is straight at the Spanish keeper though.

  • August 20, 2023 15:43

    Paralluelo trips Bright as she presses the Lionesses’ captain as she tried to play the bal back to the keeper. Bright not happy and the referee has a word with the Spanish striker.

  • August 20, 2023 15:40
    8’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    Spain edging the possession over the last few minutes, Hermoso tries a through ball through the England defence but it is cut out.

  • August 20, 2023 15:38

    Lot of space for Redondo to run into down the right wing, Bonmati finds her but the right winger’s cross is a little too deep to trouble the England defence.

  • August 20, 2023 15:37
    5’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    First shot on target from England as Hemp finds the keeper with a tame shot, the cross into the box managed to find her in space, but she can’t get enough on it to trouble Cata Coll in goal.

  • August 20, 2023 15:35

    Spain’s first attack of the game and Batlle has an opportunity for a cross from the right side. Blocked by the England defence though.

  • August 20, 2023 15:34
    2’ ESP 0 - 0 ENG

    Early coming together as England look to attack, looks like Hemp that had to endure a strong challenge from Paredes. England continues playing but no real chance from the attack and they recycle possession back to the defence.

  • August 20, 2023 15:32
    Kick-off at Sydney

    England sporting its blue kit while Spain is playing in its traditional red kit. England to get us underway in the final of the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

  • August 20, 2023 15:27
    It’s Final time!

    The teams make their way into the middle. Millie Bright has a resolute look as she leads her team out into the middle. Hermoso and Spain all pumped up as the national anthems play.

  • August 20, 2023 15:24
    Closing Ceremony done!

    Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I sends the home crowd into a frenzy! She gets emotional about her journey from the streets to the biggest event in Women’s Football. A fitting final performance in what has been an excellent tournament in Australia and New Zealand.


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  • August 20, 2023 15:19
    Lionesses warming up before the final push!
  • August 20, 2023 15:15
    Fans are all set for the final!


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  • August 20, 2023 15:10

    Matches played: 16, England wins: 7, Spain wins: 3, Draws: 6

    England has a historical edge over the Spaniards with seven victories from their 16 meetings. Both teams have faced each other thrice since 2020 with both teams having a win apiece.

    England beat Spain 2-1 the last time these two teams came up against each other during the 2022 European Championship. Ella Toone and Goergia Stanway scored in the Lionesses’ extra-time win in the quarterfinal.

  • August 20, 2023 15:07
    Some essential reading ahead of the final!

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  • August 20, 2023 15:04
    La Roja looking to make history
  • August 20, 2023 14:59
    Back-to-back finals for Sarina Wiegman

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  • August 20, 2023 14:55
    Big News! James starts on the bench

    England’s young superstar starts on the bench after returning from a two-match suspension.


  • August 20, 2023 14:52
    The Superstars from either side
  • August 20, 2023 14:50
    First WWC Final for the La Roja!

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  • August 20, 2023 14:47
    All set for the finale!
  • August 20, 2023 14:44
    Women’s World Cup Final Preview

    It’s a game of opposites in many senses when England and Spain take each other in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final. One side has a seasoned coach raking in the plaudits from fans and adversaries alike and the other finds its coach embroiled in controversy with charges of mismanagement levelled against him.

    Come Sunday when the FIFA Women’s World Cup final gets underway, none of this will matter. What will count are the 22 players on the pitch - the worthy best in the world.

    England and Spain are maiden World Cup finalists, but the Lionesses come into the fixture with the upper hand. In the 11 games these two nations have played against each other (since 2007), England has won six.

    Most recently, England brushed past Spain to lift the 2022 European Championship in the quarterfinal. That was a drawn out game that went to extra time eventually ending in a 2-1 triumph for the Lionesses.

    From there, England went on to win the Euro, while Spain plunged into internal turmoil. This is Spain’s first senior level final, but several players on the roster have been part of age group sides that have made summit clashes over the last decade.

    Read Full Preview:FIFA Women’s World Cup final: England vs Spain tactical preview - Can Wiegman’s Lionesses tackle Vilda’s La Roja?

  • August 20, 2023 14:37

    England: Earps (GK), Bronze, Walsh, Greenwood, Bright (C), Carter, Daly, Stanway, Toone, Hemp, Russo

    Spain: Cata Coll (GK), Olga, L Codina, I Paredes, Ona Batlle, J Hermoso (C), Teresa, Aitana, Mariona, Redondo, Paralluelo

  • August 20, 2023 14:33

    Where to watch the live telecast of the Spain vs England Women’s World Cup 2023 Final?

    The FIFA Women’s World Cup final between Spain and England will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 1.

    Where can we live stream the Spain vs England Women’s World Cup 2023 Final?

    The FIFA Women’s World Cup final between Spain and England will be streamed live on the Fancode app.

  • August 20, 2023 14:30
    Stay Tuned

    Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the 2023 Women’s World Cup final. Stay Tuned for lineup info and other updates.

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