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Spain humble England to win first Women’s World Cup

Spain has now join Germany to win both men's and women's World Cups

Spain has made history after they deservedly beat England 1-0 to win the Women’s World Cup for the first time.

Both teams came into the final full of confidence, having improved on their performances throughout the tournament.

The Lionesses were aimed to become the first England senior side since the men’s team in 1966 to win the World Cup but were outplayed by a Spanish side full of flair and creativity.

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Olga Carmona’s wonderful 29th-minute strike proved to be the winner for the Spanish side.

Spain went on to be crowned champions for the first time despite going into the tournament under a cloud of controversy following a dispute between players and the Spanish football federation.

They became only the second country, after Germany, to win both the men’s and women’s World Cups.

This means England’s wait to win a first Women’s World Cup title goes on following defeat by Spain in the final on a heartbreaking evening in Sydney.

It was one step too far for the European champions, who lost just their second match in two years under Wiegman.

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