A Barcelona Femeni eleven in the World Cup final

England vs Spain in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup final
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First time finalists, Spain and England will face each other in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, where they will be fighting for the right to be called world champions for the next four years.

Both teams advanced to the final after defeating their counterparts in the semifinals of the competition. Spain made history after defeating Sweden 2-1, while England proved to be troublesome visitors for joint hosts Australia in a 3-1 win.

Neither side has made it to the final of the World Cup before in their history, and Both sides will be looking for a chance to clinch the title and cement their names in the history books.

The World Cup featured 18 Barcelona Femeni players at the start, but that number gradually decreased as the tournament progressed. Two players were eliminated at the group stage, and four others were eliminated at the round of 16, leaving 12 players going into the quarterfinals. All 12 players survived the quarterfinals and made it into the semifinals, where one player was eliminated, leaving 11 players left at the end of the World Cup.

But like many games in this tournament, the final between Spain and England is another cruel game that pits Barcelona Femeni players against one another. There are a total of nine Barcelona Femeni players in the Spanish national team, namely Aitana Bonmati, Alexia Putellas, Irene Paredes, Laia Codina, Mariona Caldentey, Cata Coll, Salma Paralluelo, Ona Batlle, and Maria Perez.

England also features two Barcelona players, Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze.

Barcelona could field a full team in the final of the World Cup, with all positions on the field well covered. With Cata Coll in goal, Irene Paredes, Laia Codina, Ona Batlle, and Lucy Bronze in defense, Keira Walsh, Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati, and Maria Perez in midfield, and Salma Paralluelo and Mariona Caldentey setting up shop in attack.

The final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be played in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, August 20. 

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