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Fists clenched and raised, “Se Acabó” and “10” scrawled across taped wristbands, tired faces and a rolled banner clutched by captain, Alexia Putellas.
These were not the images that Spain’s world champions expected would go around the world in their first fixture with a star on their chest and a world champions badge to the left of it, a gutsy and resilient 3-2 win over Sweden, but they know they must be. Together, Putellas and her teammates unfurled the white banner with black text that read “#SeAcabó – Our fight is the global fight”, before merging with the Sweden side in a show of solidarity with the struggle of the, frankly, heroic Spanish players.
Written by Suzanne Wrack at the Gamla Ullevi
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/sep/22/spain-sweden-womens-nations-league-match-report under the title “Spain deliver determined message and performance to match against Sweden”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.