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Spain's Paralluelo named Best Young Player of Women's World Cup

Salma Paralluelo Spain Salma Paralluelo - The Canadian Press

Spanish forward Salma Paralluelo was named the Best Young Player of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup on the heels of the nation's 1-0 win over England in the final. 

The 19-year-old Paralluelo netted the game-winning goal against the Netherlands in extra time of the quarterfinals and opened the scoring in their semifinal victory over Sweden. 

The Barcelona product has been recovering from a torn ACL suffered last year and has been used in various roles throughout the tournament. She started in the semifinal against Sweden.