All you need to know

All you need to know
Spain Celebrates Reaching the World Cup Final - Women's World Cup Final 2023: When and How to Watch on TV
Spain qualified for their first-ever Women’s World Cup final – Getty Images / Saeed Khan

Spain reached the final of the Women’s World Cup After beating Sweden 2-1 in a dramatic finale in Auckland.

This is the first time Spain has reached a World Cup final, where they will play either England or Australia depending on the outcome of Wednesday’s semi-final match.

This is all you need to know about this amazing game.

What and when?

The World Cup Final is quite simply the biggest match in international women’s football. The tournament is sure to produce another winner this year, with Spain, Australia and England all aiming to lift the trophy for the first time.

The final takes place on Sunday 20 August, with the match kicking off at 11am UK time (8pm Sydney local time).

Where is the match being played?

The final will be held at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

How do you watch

Broadcasting rights for the Women’s World Cup are shared between the BBC and ITV. England’s quarter-final victory was broadcast by ITV but the BBC has the rights to broadcast both semi-finals.

The final will be shown on both BBC One and ITV1.

How did the teams reach the final?

Olga Carmona scored a late goal to lift Spain to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Sweden.

Carmona’s 90th-minute shot hit the crossbar and into the goal two minutes after Rebecca Blomqvist equalized for Sweden in front of a massive crowd of 43,217 at Eden Park.

Quarter-finalists Selma Baralelo, the heroine against the Netherlands, put Spain ahead with an 81st-minute opening goal, bringing what was a slow and cautious run to life.

Less than a year after the rebellion of the player who tore the team apart, La Roja will have the chance to lift the trophy on Sunday when they face Australia or England.

Who is in the England squad?

Goalkeepers: Marie Erbes (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Eli Roebuck (Manchester City)

Defenders: Miley Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lute Woopen Mooy (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Laura Combs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Ton (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Katie Zelm (Manchester United).

Attackers: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Bethany England (Tottenham Hotspur), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alicia Russo (Manchester United)

What are the odds?

  • Spain 5/6

  • England 9/4

  • Australia 4/1

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