Spain are through to the final of a major international tournament for the first time.
- La Rojaare the leading goal scorers at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 with 17 goals – the most they have ever scored in a single edition of the tournament.
- Spain become the ninth nation to have reached the FIFA Women’s World Cup final, whilethe winners of the other semi-final, Australia or England, will be the tenth.
- This was Spain’s first win over Sweden in what was the sides’ 12th meeting.
- Spain have defeated European opposition in each of their knockout-stage matches en route to
- Win: 5-1 v. Switzerland (round of 16)
- Win: 2-1 v. Netherlands (aet) (quarter-finals)
- Win:2-1 v. Sweden (semi-finals)
- Spain’s Salma Paralluelo (19 years 275 days) becomes the second-youngest player to have scored in a FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final match, after Canada’s Kara Lang (16 years 348 days) also netted against Sweden, at the 2003 tournament.
• Salma Paralluelo becomes the first Spanish player to have scored in successive FIFA Women’s World Cup matches.
• Sweden boss Peter Gerhardsson (63 years 358 days) becomes the oldest coach to have led a team out
in a FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final.
• This was Sweden’s 17th major tournament semi-final:
o FIFA Women’s World Cup (5) – Won: 1, Lost 4
o Olympics (3) – Won 2, Lost 1
o UEFA Women’s EURO (9) – Won 4, Lost 5
- There have been 157 goals scored at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand2023 and 1,074 goals scored in the history of the competition overall.
• The total attendance figure at the finals now stands at 1,777,245, with an average of 29,135 per