Spanish world champions claim victory in inaugural Nations League

Spanish world champions claim victory in inaugural Nations League

The Spanish footballers have achieved a significant milestone by winning the inaugural edition of the Women’s Nations League. This victory marks an important chapter in the history of Spanish women’s football, placing them firmly on the global stage.

The final took place in the historic city of Seville on Wednesday evening, where the Spanish team, reigning world champion, won decisively against France with a 2-0 scoreline. The goals were scored by world footballer Aitana Bonmatí in the 32nd minute and Marion Caldentey in the 53rd minute, propelling the team coached by Montse Tomé to the title.

This win is particularly significant for the Spanish team, as it marks their first ever victory against France after 13 unsuccessful attempts. This achievement not only boosts their confidence but also underscores their progress and growth in the sport.

In the semi-final, the team led by captain Irene Paredes triumphed over the Netherlands with a commanding 3-0 victory, earning their Olympic ticket in the process.

Germany in Paris

The match for the third place saw Germany emerge victorious against the Netherlands, thereby securing their qualification for the Olympic Games. They join an elite group of teams, including France, Spain, Brazil, Canada, and the USA, who will compete in the prestigious event.

Wednesday’s match also determined which teams would secure their place in League A for the upcoming European Championship qualification. Norway (from the Austria group), Belgium, Iceland, and Sweden, all third-placed teams in the top level, won against a team from League B, ensuring their place in the league.