21 Aug 2023

Europe: Spain celebrates World Cup win, Russia's Luna mission

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 21 August 2023

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to talk about Spain's victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup, with fans saying they hope the win will boost the profile of the sport and put them on equal footing with men's teams.

The team's success was even more remarkable given the reports of a breakdown in relations between players and the coach Jorge Vilda.

Russia's plans to reclaim its space credentials has suffered a massive blow, with the loss of its Luna-25 rocket. And , Ukraine has received a boost from the Netherlands and Denmark, which have announced they will supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.

Spanish players celebrate victory after the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Semi Final match between Spain and Sweden at Eden Park on August 15, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. 
 (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto) (Photo by Jose Breton / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

Spanish players celebrate victory. Photo: JOSE BRETON / AFP