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Spain win the 2023 Women's World Cup: Fixtures, results, squad, scorers

Jorge Vilda's side defeated England 1-0 in the final to claim their maiden senior title.

Road to the World Cup: Spain's best goals

Spain's World Cup Group C results (runners-up)

21 July: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica (Wellington): Del Campo 21og, Bonmatí 23, Esther González 27
26 July: Spain 5-0 Zambia (Auckland): Abelleira 9, Hermoso 13 70, Redondo 69 85
31 July: Japan 4-0 Spain (Wellington): Miyazawa 12 40, Ueki 29, Mi. Tanaka 82

Spain's World Cup knockout stage results

Round of 16
5 August: Switzerland 1-5 Spain (Auckland): Codina 11og; Bonmatí 5 36, Redondo 17, Codina 45, Hermoso 70

11 August: Spain 2-1 Netherlands (aet, Wellington): Caldentey 81pen, Paralluelo 111; Van der Gragt 90+1

15 August: Spain 2-1 Sweden (Auckland): Paralluelo 81, Carmona 89; Blomqvist 88

20 August: Spain 1-0 England (Sydney, Stadium Australia): Carmona 29

  • Spain's final victory against England avenged their 2-1 loss to the same opponents after extra time in the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 quarter-finals.
  • Barcelona's Irene Paredes, Aitana Bonmatí, Alexia Putellas, Mariona Caldentey and Salma Paralluelo all became the first players to win the UEFA Women's Champions League and FIFA Women's World Cup in the same calendar year.
  • Spain's round of 16 win against Switzerland was their first victory in any senior knockout game.

Spain's youth tournament winners

Although this World Cup triumph represents Spain's first major senior honour, they have been prolific at youth level, winning the following tournaments:

UEFA Women's Under-17 EURO: 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: 2018, 2022
UEFA Women's Under-19 EURO: 2004, 2017, 2018, 2022, 2023
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: 2022

In fact, including futsal and club competitions, the only FIFA and UEFA senior or youth women's championship that Spanish teams have contested since 2020 without reaching the final was UEFA Women's EURO 2022, where they lost in the last eight to England. Otherwise, they have won nine finals and lost three.

These 12 players in Spain's World Cup squad have played in and won UEFA or FIFA youth championship finals:

Teresa Abelleira: WU19 EURO 2018
Ivana Andrés: WU17 EURO 2010 & 2011
Ona Batlle: WU17 EURO 2015, WU19 EURO 2017
Aitana Bonmatí: WU17 EURO 2015, WU19 EURO 2017
Olga Carmona: WU19 EURO 2018
Laia Codina: WU19 EURO 2018
Cata Coll: WU17 EURO 2018, WU17 World Cup 2018
Athenea Del Castillo: WU19 EURO 2018
Oihane Hernández: WU19 EURO 2018
Eva Navarro: WU17 EURO 2018, WU17 World Cup 2018
Salma Paralluelo: WU17 EURO 2018, WU17 World Cup 2018, WU20 World Cup 2022
Alexia Putellas: WU17 EURO 2010 & 2011

Jorge Vilda was the winning head coach at Women's U17 EURO 2010 and 2011 and Women's U19 EURO 2018, when he stepped in as regular coach Pedro López was preparing the previous U19 squad for the U-20 Women's World Cup

Others, like Misa Rodríguez at Women's U19 EURO 2017, were unused squad members in the final of those competitions.

Spain squad

Goalkeepers: Cata Coll (Barcelona), Misa Rodríguez (Real Madrid), Enith Salon (Valencia)

Defenders: Ivana Andrés (Real Madrid), Ona Batlle (Barcelona), Olga Carmona (Real Madrid), Laia Codina (Barcelona), Rocío Gálvez (Real Madrid), Oihane Hernández (Athletic Club), Irene Paredes (Barcelona)

Midfielders: Teresa Abelleira (Real Madrid), Aitana Bonmatí (Barcelona), Irene Guerrero (Levante), Jennifer Hermoso (Pachuca), María Pérez (Barcelona), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona), Claudia Zornoza (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Mariona Caldentey (Barcelona), Athenea del Castillo (Real Madrid), Esther González (Real Madrid), Eva Navarro (Atlético), Salma Paralluelo (Barcelona), Alba Redondo (Levante)

Source: RFEF

Vilda's Spain win 2011 WU17 EURO final with Alexia Putellas and Ivana Andrés

How Spain qualified

Group B winners: W8 D0 L0 F53 A0
Faroe Islands 0-10 Spain
Hungary 0-7 Spain
Ukraine 0-6 Spain
Spain 12-0 Faroe Islands
Spain 8-0 Scotland
Scotland 0-2 Spain
Spain 3-0 Hungary
Spain 5-0 Hungary

Top scorer: Amaiur Sarriegi (11 goals)

Spain coach: Jorge Vilda

Vilda has been part of the Spain set-up since 2009, winning European titles with the Under-17 and U19 sides before being given the senior job in 2015. Having already taken the team further than in any previous senior tournament, he has now overseen their first senior title win.

Spain captain: Ivana Andrés

The Real Madrid centre-back passed 50 caps during the tournament

Classic Spain Women's EURO goals

Spain's World Cup history 

Previous best performance: Round of 16 (2019)
2019 World Cup: Round of 16

Spain were knocked out by eventual winners the United States in 2019. Their only previous appearance came in Canada in 2015, when they finished bottom of Group E.

Spain's other senior competition bests

Women's EURO: Semi-finals (1997)
Olympics: Never qualified

Spain's Women's Nations League fixtures (Group A4)

22/09/2023: Sweden vs Spain
26/09/2023: Spain vs Switzerland
27/10/2023: Italy vs Spain
31/10/2023: Switzerland vs Spain
01/12/2023: Spain vs Italy
05/12/2023: Spain vs Sweden