World Direct | Eleven from Spain in search of the semifinals: Mariona for Salma


The Spanish women’s soccer team has this Friday (3:00 p.m. peninsular time) the challenge of extending its historic path in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand until the semifinal round, with the quarterfinal clash at the Sky Stadium in Welllington against a Netherlands who was a finalist in 2019.

Spain knocked down the crossing barrier in a World Cup when they thrashed Switzerland (1-5) to be among the top eight in the tournament for the first time, but now they want more and better. The rival demands it: silver in the previous World Cup and European champion in 2017. Jorge Vilda’s men seek a prestigious place on the international scene as their projection marks.

After touching the semifinals of the European Championship last summer, from the Antipodes, the team can make Spain vibrate on a hot August morning if they manage to rewrite history. Vilda’s men hope to bring out their best version and be protagonists against an opponent who also prefers to have the ball and arrives undefeated, with only one goal against. A game to enjoy and win.

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