Spain Wins its First Women’s World Cup Title, Beating England 1-0 in the Final

Spain’s Olga Carmona celebrates after scoring her side’s opening goal during the Women’s World Cup soccer final between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia on Sunday.

SYDNEY (AP) — Spain won the Women’s World Cup for the first time with Olga Carmona’s first-half strike giving La Roja a 1-0 victory over England in Sunday’s final.

Both teams were playing in the final for the first time. The win gave the Spanish women their first major international trophy and avenged a quarterfinal loss to eventual champion England in the European championship last year.

The Lionesses went into the final unbeaten and aiming to bring a World Cup back to England for the first time since 1966.

England goalkeeper Mary Earps made a stunning save to Jenni Hermoso’s penalty kick in the 70th after Keira Walsh was penalized for a hand ball on a VAR review.