- Spain and England will face off at Stadium Australia, deciding the winner of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- It’s both teams’ first time playing in a Women’s World Cup final.
- Spain and England last faced off against one another in 2022, during the UEFA Women’s Euros.
As both teams vie for World Cup glory, here are the details for La Roja and the Lionesses’ much-anticipated match-up.
How can you watch the Women’s World Cup final?
Spain and England’s match will kick off at 8pm AEST on Sunday at Stadium Australia in Sydney – tickets have long been sold out. The game will be broadcast live on both Channel 7 and Optus Sport, and streamed live on 7 Plus in Australia.
The game will also be screened live on the big screen at all of the FIFA Fan Festival sites across Australia. Those are located at Festival Plaza in Adelaide, South Bank in Brisbane, Federation Square in Melbourne, Forrest Place in Perth and Tumbalong Park in Sydney.
Who will win the Women’s World Cup final?
The closest England has come was at the seventh Women’s World Cup in 2015, which was hosted by Canada, where England finished in third place after defeating Germany. For Spain, it’s the team’s first time making the top four.
In the official FIFA Women’s Ranking, England is in fourth position, while Spain’s team is at number six.
Who’ll be playing for Spain and England?
England’s Lauren James scored three goals in the early rounds of the World Cup but was banned for two matches after receiving a red card in England’s round of 16 game against Nigeria. James is available for selection in the final – but we don’t know yet whether she’ll start.
Who are the coaches in the Women’s World Cup final?
The English team is being coached by Sarina Wiegman. The Netherlands-born coach and former player has been the manager of the England women’s national football team since 2021. She led the team to their Euros victory last year. She was also the coach of the Dutch team when they were runners-up in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Matildas celebrated after finishing in fourth place
Almost 4,500 fans packed out the outdoor venue, as the players were given the key to the city. The players were also surprised onstage by Australian pop star Nikki Webster, joining her for a rendition of her hit Strawberry Kisses. The 2000 song was the Matildas’ unofficial anthem of the tournament.