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Spain vs Sweden 2-1, First Women’s World Cup Final Spot for La Roja

Spain vs Sweden 2-1, First Women’s World Cup Final Spot for La Roja


Spain got a place in their first-ever Women’s World Cup Final with a memorable 2-1 win in the Spain vs Sweden semifinal match.

It was the fifth World Cup semifinal for Sweden, they had only allowed two goals in their five matches before the semifinal.

In the first half, Sweden remained strong as they refused to give up a goal in the first 45 minutes.

Elin Rubensson tackled the ball at the perfect time to help avoid danger at the back.

However, Sweden’s loose passes in attack also decreased their ability to get a goal from Spain.

But coach Jorge Vilda changed the composition of the La Roja attack in the second half.

Salma Paralluelo replaced Alexia Putellas in the 57th minute as Spain needed to open the scoring first, just like what they did in the quarterfinals against Netherlands.

Finally, Paralluelo stroked the ball into the bottom corner in the 81st minute for the first goal of the match.

Sweden equalized the score seven minutes later as striker Rebecka Blomqvist’s shot met the back of the net.

But the celebrations lasted only a minute. Olga Carmona got the ball after a short corner routine and launched it over goalkeeper Zećira Musovic.

After the final whistle, Spain’s players did laps around the pitch as they have a chance to make history in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

After Spain vs Sweden match, another semifinal between Australia vs England will be played later today.