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Spain 2-1 Sweden: Stats of the day as Spain become 9th Women’s World Cup finalists



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
    the final:
  • 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

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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