Spain edged Mexico 2-1 to win the Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 final.
Claudia Pina scored a first-half brace as the Spanish ladies were crowned champions for the first time in the country’s history.
The skilful and mobile Spanish side started on the front foot and took control of the game with their quick passing and consistent off-the-ball movement that led to their opening goal.
Maria Mendez played a long, diagonal pass for Salma Paralluelo, who cushioned a header for Pina allowing the Barcelona forward to control and dribble past Tanna Carreto before finishing with confidence.
La Rojita’s second goal involved a combination this tournament has seen time and time again: Eva Navarro dribbled down the right flank before finding Pina with a cut-back pass and the No10 finished with a clean first touch.
Mexico pulled one back after captain Nicole Perez sent in a corner kick and forward Denise Castro got a slight touch to the ball with her head to bring El Tricolor back in the game.
Though the second-half was intense, both sides were able to limit their opposition to very few scoring opportunities as Spain held on to their one-goal advantage to win their nation’s first Women’s World Cup at any age level.