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Spain's Alexia Putellas lifts the Nations League trophy


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Spain's footballers have won the first edition of the Women's Nations League.

In the final against France, the world champions won 2-0 (1-0).

World footballer Aitana Bonmati (32nd minute) and Mariona Caldentey (53rd) from FC Barcelona shot their team to the title.

“Everything we have achieved is incredible,” Bonmati said on Spanish television and sent a threat to the defeated competition: “This team knows no limits.

World Cup, now the Nations League and then the Olympics.

First of all, a boycott by the players

In the semi-finals last week, Spain hardly gave the Dutch a chance when they won 3-0.

Together with France and Germany, who beat the Netherlands in the game for third place, the Spanish will represent the European continent at the Olympic Games this summer.

For Spain, the Nations League ends with the next title, although the UEFA tournament had started in a very bad way for the dominant team of the past few months.

After the World Cup scandal involving then association president Luis Rubiales, the world champions initially refused to continue playing for the national team last year.

After the "forced call-up" in the first game in Sweden (3:2), they gave up their strike and won their group despite a surprising defeat against Italy (2:3).

Jenni Hermoso was also in the starting line-up against France.

The 33-year-old unintentionally found herself at the center of headlines after the 2023 World Cup final in Australia after she was kissed on the mouth by Rubiales at the award ceremony.