FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: Barcelona Femeni players in action

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Welcome to the ultimate celebration of soccer’s finest female talents as we delve into the exhilarating spectacle that is the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup! With the world’s eyes fixed on the sporting stage, the tournament promises to be a defining moment for women’s football, bringing together nations from all corners of the globe to compete in a display of skill, passion, and unyielding determination. Joint hosts Australia and New Zealand are currently hosting the ongoing 2023 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament presents the ultimate collection of football’s finest female talents, of which a handful of Barcelona players are currently representing their various nations. 

Barcelona has 18 players in total participating for their various countries in the ongoing tournament. As the first round of games is being concluded, we would like to give you a quick rundown of the performances of the Barcelona players and the countries that they represent.

New Zealand vs Norway

On opening day, joint hosts New Zealand defeated Norway by a single goal. Barcelona players Ingrid Engen and Caroline Graham Hansen played all 90 minutes of the game but were unable to do anything to change the fortunes of their team.

Nigeria vs Canada

Asisat Oshoala, Barcelona’s top goalscorer, was out on the pitch representing her country against the Canadians in their first game of the tournament. However, the game ended in a goalless stalemate.

Philippines vs Switzerland

Ana Maria Crnogorcevic played the full 90 minutes when Switzerland defeated the Philippines 2-0 in their opening match. 

Spain vs Costa Rica

Barcelona players excelled when Spain won her first match of the tournament against Costa Rica. A 3-0 defeat that saw Barcelona players put in amazing performances on the night. Aitana Bonmati played for 90 minutes and scored a goal while also being named Player of the Match, while new signing Ona Batlle provided an assist in her 88 minutes of play. Salma Paralluelo and Irene Paredes also participated, and while the defender played the full 90 minutes, the teacher was subbed off after 77 minutes of what was an excellent display. Mariona Cladentey and Alexia Putellas were subbed on in the 63rd and 77th minutes, respectively. Cata, Codina, and Perez were left on the bench and did not participate in the game.

England vs Haiti

Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh were starters for England in their 1-0 victory over Haiti. The Barcelona pair played the full 90 minutes of the game.

Sweden vs South Africa

Sweden won 2-1 in their first group stage match, and Barcelona left back was certainly on hand to have a day in the outcome of the game. While the scorer of the winning goal in the Champions League final only played 67 minutes of the game, she scored the equalizing goal for her country in the 65th minute before being subbed off.

Italy vs Argentina

Barcelona’s Giuilia Dragoni made history as Italy defeated Argentina by a single goal in their first group stage match. At 16 years of age, the Italian has now become the ninth youngest footballer in history to play in a World Cup tournament and the sixth youngest to ever start a FIFA World Cup match. The youngster ended up playing for 83 minutes before being subbed off.

Brazil vs Panama

The opening game of the tournament for Brazil was against Panama. A game Brazil won 4-0 with Barcelona forward, Geyse Ferreira contributing to the victory with an assist. Geyse who brought on as a substitute in the 59th minute of the game when Brazil was already leading 3-0 made an assist in the 70th minute to wrap up the win for Brazil.


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