Miraculous ‘Invincible Fleet’ reaches first-ever Women’s World Cup final
The Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup quarterfinal featured three goals in the final 10 minutes of the match.
Sixth-ranked Spain beat third-ranked Sweden with a dramatic late goal from Carmona to reach the final for the first time.
Reporter Sunwoo Park reports.
A scoreless 80 minutes was a foreshadowing of the epic final 10 minutes.
In the 36th minute, Hermoso’s sharp cross hit the Swedish defense and Spain’s Farahuelo was there to connect with his right foot.
The 19-year-old striker, who had scored the winning goal in extra-time of the quarterfinals, came off the bench to score the decisive goal.
But Sweden’s fightback was not without its challenges.
In the 43rd minute, Hurtig cleared the ball with his head and Blomkvist tapped home a sensational volley to level the game.
At a moment when everyone was expecting extra time, Spain still had a plan.
Just a minute after conceding, a corner kick caught the Swedish defense off guard and found its way to Carmona, who opened the door for the winner with an exquisite left-footed finish.
The Spanish coach couldn’t contain his joy as he ran along the touchline after the goal that sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory.
Spain, who had been outscored 4-7 in the head-to-head series, had overcome Sweden when it mattered most and reached the World Cup final for the first time in their history.
After the game, it was the friendship between the two players that transcended victory and defeat.
Sweden’s Rolfo, who had switched jerseys, lifted Spain’s Bonmati, his Barcelona teammate, to congratulate him.먹튀검증
The miracle team Spain will try to make history by winning their first title against the winner of the Australia-England match on May 20.
I’m Seon-woo Park of KBS News.