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Spain’s Alba Redondo hasn’t shied away from sharing World Cup love with her girlfriend

Redondo has her No. 1 fan, girlfriend Cristina Monleón, cheering for her in the stands.

Spain v Zambia: Group C - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023
Alba Redondo celebrated Spain’s 5-0 victory over Zambia, including her own two goals, with her girlfriend at the Women’s World Cup.
Photo by Hannah Peters - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Alba Redondo is having a great FIFA Women’s World Cup. The forward for Spain has scored three goals in four matches in Group C and the knockout stage, scoring twice against Zambia and once against Switzerland.

After her big match against Zambia, a 5-0 win for Spain, she showed the world her love for her girlfriend, laying a big kiss on Cristina Monleón as she leaned out of the stands. Redondo is one of almost 100 publicly out gay, lesbian, bi, trans and queer athletes Outsports has identified at this World Cup.

The two have not been shy on Instagram about sharing their love for one another. Both of their feeds, and in particular Monleón’s, are chock full of loving photos of the two women together.

“You are goodness, love, peace, tranquility, family, home and also my lifesaver,” Monleón wrote to Redondo in one post. “I’m grateful to have found you, but even more so to share 2023 with you hand in hand.”

Monleón is a physical trainer and a researcher and university professor at Catholic University in Valencia, Spain.

With her goal against Switzerland, Redondo again went to the stands to share the moment and success with Monleón.

Switzerland v Spain: Round of 16 - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Photo by Hannah Peters - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Spain finished second to Japan in Group C, with a +4 point differential in the group. Next up after the win against Switzerland will be a quarterfinal match on Aug. 10.