Spain has clearly been the best team in the World Cup. He has dominated all football records. The tactical decisions that have been made have been the right ones. These are some keys:
In the only doubt that there was, the coach chose to exclude Alexia from the eleven to give Salma entry to start. The azulgrana played as nine, leaving Mariona on the left as a false extreme to come inside. He also repeated with the wings keeping Olga Carmona on the left and Ona on the right. And the bet came out perfect. Just an incursion by Olga into the space freed by Mariona meant the winning goal and the play that led to the penalty. The players have been spectacular but it is also fair to point out that the coach's decisions have been correct.
Spain has achieved World Cup success in the same way that the men's team achieved it in 2010: under a high and evident prominence of both the Barça players and the association game that distinguishes the Barça school. Up to nine players have been part of the list and seven were starters in the final. Cata Coll has been magnificent under sticks. Irene, Laia and Ona have been the leaders of the defense. Aitana, Mariona and Alexia (to a lesser extent) have led the collective game and, up front, Salma's depth and offensive punch have been decisive. Spain has been the winner and, without a doubt, the one that has played soccer the best.
But the reds have not only been strong with the ball but have also stood out for their enormous solidarity. Something reflected in a proper name, that of Teresa Abelleira. A key piece for Spain. And it is that the Real Madrid player has mastered the pivot position and has established herself as the true balance. She arrived full of doubts and leaves as one of the capital soccer players. Her great goal in her debut was something premonitory. She leaves as the player in the tournament with the most interventions, the one who has completed the most passes, the one who has registered the most successful crosses and, with 23 and 26 respectively, the one who has generated the most chances and the one who has won the most aerial duels.