Live Updates: Women’s World Cup final underway in expected close match between England and Spain

SYDNEY (AP) – The Latest from the Women’s World Cup final between England and Spain:

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Teenage super-sub Salma Paralluelo is in Spain‘s starting lineup for the Women’s World Cup championship game Sunday against England, while star Alexia Putellas returns to the bench.



Paralluelo scored the game-winning goal against the Netherlands in extra time of the quarterfinals, and the 19-year-old scored Spain‘s go-ahead goal in the semifinal victory over Sweden. The Barcelona forward provided a much-needed boost off the bench every time Spain coach Jorge Vilda called on her.

Putellas 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.

Spain announced its starting lineup on social media.

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