As of Saturday, the Spanish ladies’s soccer crew faces the decisive part of the World Cup that’s being performed in Australia and New Zealand, the place they dream of lifting a historic title that might affirm their development and that might serve to emulate what has already been completed in decrease classes the place It is without doubt one of the nice powers.
Spain is collaborating in its third World Cup, an occasion by which it didn’t premiere till 2015 and by which it has not did not qualify since then. It has not been in a position to obtain nice outcomes, eradicated within the group stage in Canada and within the spherical of 16, towards the favourite United States, in France, however now in Oceania it aspires to, no less than, overcome the primary assembly and sneak into the eight prime.
This contrasts with the facility of Spanish ladies’s soccer on the degree of decrease groups, the place it has a high-level file due to the continental dominance with the Beneath-17 and Beneath-19, and the world domination by the titles final 12 months of the Sub-20 and Sub-18.
Actually, the Absolute coach, Jorge Vilda, doesn’t hesitate to categorise Spain as the perfect on this planet in youth crew soccer and from there lies the hope that, sooner somewhat than later, the ‘main’ groups will be capable of go for obtain glory whether or not international or continental. And if it does so on August 20, nationwide ladies’s soccer might boast of being the whole world ‘queen’ since it might possess the three crowns due to the circumstances of present U-20 and U-18 world champions, It’s already a winner in 2018.
The primary made historical past final 12 months by proclaiming itself world champion in Costa Rica, beating Japan within the closing (3-1), taking revenge 4 years earlier with a crew led by Pedro Lopez the place the presence of forwards Inma Gabarro stood out. , chosen ‘Golden Boot’, and Salma Paralluelo, scorer of two targets within the closing. The 2 entered the coach’s pre-list for this World Cup, however solely the Aragonese, who had not been in a position to debut with the Senior within the Euro Cup in England months earlier than as a consequence of an premature damage, made the ultimate lower.
The FC Barcelona striker, nearly indeniable in Vilda’s plans, was additionally a part of the Beneath-18 crew that made historical past in 2018 beneath the management of Tona Is and received the primary world title in Spanish ladies’s soccer, for which she aspires in Oceania to shut the circle. In that crew, there have been additionally different gamers current on this World Cup such because the striker Eva Navarro, whose accidents have delayed her greater than promising development, and the goalkeeper Cata Coll. Each received even for the bitterness of getting misplaced the U-20 World Cup closing months earlier than.
This Beneath-18 crew, led by Kenio Gonzalo, turned the primary crew, in seven World Cup editions, to repeat their crown by beating Colombia 1-0 final October, with a era led by gamers like Vicky Lopez or Carla Camacho. Solely North Korea has two world titles on this class.
ONLY JAPAN HAS BEEN OVERALL, UNDER-20 AND UNDER-18 WORLD CHAMPION
Earlier than these successes, additionally in 2018, the Beneath-20s already touched the world throne, however then the victory went to Japan 1-3. In that choice have been, along with some very younger Cata Coll and Eva Navarro, gamers like Aitana Bonmati, Ona Batlle, Misa Rodriguez, additionally in New Zealand, or Patri Guijarro and Claudia Pina, who’re nonetheless within the group that has given up being referred to as up. The identical factor occurred to the Beneath-18s, which in 2014 was already runner-up on this planet after shedding to Japan, with Jorge Vilda on the helm.
And on the continental degree, the Sub-19 and Sub-17 are powers. The primary renewed its 2022 title final Sunday after beating Germany on penalties and including this success to these of 2018 (with Athenea del Castillo, Olga Carmona, Oihane Hernandez or Tere Abelleira), 2017 (with Bonmati, Batlle or Guijarro) and 2004, whereas the second was runner-up just a few months in the past in a match that they’ve additionally received 4 occasions, the final in 2018, with Navarro, Pina, Paralluelo and Coll.
On this method, if Spain makes historical past on August 20 in Sydney and raises its first World Cup with the era led by Alexia Putellas, it might develop into the primary to be the present defender of absolutely the world titles, Sub-20 and Sub-18, and the second crew to have achieved this triplet after Japan, which did so in 2011 (Absolute), 2014 (Beneath-18) and 2018 (Beneath-20). As well as, together with Germany, Spain can be the one nation that would boast of getting been the female and male world champion.