Women’s final: World champions bow out in the dying moments of a spectacular match

The epic duel between the two teams began with impressive intensity, offering a captivating spectacle punctuated by spectacular sequences of play. From the outset, the Italians were in the ascendancy, completely turning the tables on the qualifying stages where these two teams had already met. In the first two 15-minute periods, the Italians maintained a slight lead on the scoreboard, resisting the Swiss’ attempts to come back.

However, in the very last period, the Swiss managed to gradually claw their way back into the game and regain the lead throughout this decisive period. It was in the last 30 seconds, following a point lost by the Swiss team, that the Italians managed to reduce the gap in the score. After successfully defending against a Swiss attack, the Italians scored with just 5 seconds remaining to seal their Nations Cup victory. The final score was a tight 45-44, confirming the Italian team as the undisputed champions of the competition. This success highlights the determination and exceptional skills of the Italian players, who put in an outstanding performance in this decisive match.