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Women’s World Cup: Spain defeats Netherlands to secure first top four spot

Spain has defied the Netherlands and a mercurial performance from Dutch player Stefanie van der Gragt to go through to their first-ever Women’s World Cup Semifinal, with a 2-1 Quarterfinal win in Wellington.
A contest of mighty momentum swings looked settled when Mariona Caldentey scored an 81st-minute penalty for Spain.
However, Van de Gragt, the catalyst for Spain’s goal with a handball just centimetres inside the box, turned Dutch saviour, scoring a 91st-minute equaliser to force extra time.

After the Netherlands’ Lineth Beerensteyn spurned a pair of superb chances at one end, 19-year-old…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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