Abraham P. Romero

Updated Wednesday, February 28, 2024-9:30 p.m.

Spanish women's football has been sleeping since yesterday as champion of the

Nations League

, of the

absolute World Cup


under-20 and under-17

, of the

under-19 European

Championship and as runner-up of the

under-17 Euro


That is to say, Spanish women's football sleeps like the best country in the world in its sport.

These days at

La Cartuja


Seville ,

Montse Tomé

's team

had fun in the semifinals (3-0 against

the Netherlands

) and abused


in the final (2-0) to confirm, if necessary, its global throne .

The team had never been able to beat the French team.

Not a victory in

40 years


10 defeats and 3 draws in 13 matches.

Data that speaks perfectly of the extraordinary explosion that national football has experienced in recent years.

That 2019 World Cup

is far away

, where the first victory in a World Cup was achieved and they lost against the United States in the round of 16 without knowing very well how to compete with them.

Five years later, the results speak of Spanish superiority, intractable against a France that had not lost in the

Nations League

and had only conceded two goals.

The team has gone from 13th place in the

FIFA ranking

to the current 1st, and they will fight at the Paris Olympic Games for their first gold medal.

They will be the favorites and the public is with them.

In La Cartuja there was a new attendance record for a national team match in Spain:

32,657 spectators


The match left a colossal performance by

Aitana Bonmatí

, MVP, current Ballon d'Or winner and scorer of the first goal of the final.

Next to her,

Jenni Hermoso

, converted to a midfielder in the final stretch of her career after her years as the country's great scorer.

Both led the Spanish game, with the imposing

Salma Paralluelo

as the final fuse and with two knives on the wings:

Olga Carmona and Athenea


From his boots came the two goal passes for Aitana and Mariona that sentenced France and gave the team the second absolute title in its history.

The second in a row.

"We are here to stay"

The second, also, in the six months that have turned the

Spanish Federation

around .

Rubiales' kiss to Hermoso after the World Cup final triggered one of the most important crises in the history of the RFEF, but half a year later, with a different boss on the bench, with another president and with many changes, Spain was champion again.

"This team has no ceiling, we have been showing it," admitted Aitana, who valued the duel: "In the first half we had some inaccuracies but in the second we improved with the ball, we handled France well," statements that Mariona


also shared : "Yes, a little imprecise with the ball, but it is a final, we have been effective at the top and fair winners," he explained, and sent a message: "

We have come here to stay


"We are going to continue fighting and get more titles."

On the pitch,

Montse Tomé

praised her players: "We have many players who really want to be here," she confessed, in clear reference to the shadows of recent months.

"I feel eager from the first day, we are going to take advantage of the potential that the players have," she promised, regarding the Paris Olympic Games.

There are no two (titles) without three.