Australia’s Matildas claim victory in FIFA Women’s World Cup opener


The Matildas defeated The Republic of Ireland in a home soil opener of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 at Sydney Football Stadium in NSW on Thursday.

The Australian team won 1-0 in the World Cup opener against Ireland, despite losing captain Sam Kerr to a calf injury.

Stand-in captain Steph Catley scored her side’s only goal with a second half penalty.

Australia will next play Nigeria on July 27, followed by Canada on July 31.

The injury will rule Kerr out of the Matildas’ second group B game against Nigeria, with Football Australia saying she would be assessed before their final group match with Canada.

Source: ABC News




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