2023 Women’s World Cup qualifying round up

All the weekend's action from the women's FIFA 2023 World Cup qualifiers

This weekend saw the women's international football schedule back in action with the third round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign.

The United States are the defending champions going into the competition, having won their second consecutive and fourth overall Women’s World Cup title.

The last World Cup was held in France in 2019 where USA beat the Netherlands 2-0 to take the top prize home again and England missed out on third place to Sweden with a 2-1 defeat.

England missed out on the final against the Netherlands with defeat to the USA in the semi-finals, where they lost 2-1, as VAR ruled out Ellen White's equalising goal  due to offside and Stephanie Houghton missed a penalty.

There are many teams within the competition that are performing at the highest standard and this has shows in the results they have gained in the qualifying matches so far.

The top results of this week included four teams who put on a show and made history for the spectators these teams include Denmark, Belgium, France and England.

England 4 – 0 Northern Ireland

On Saturday night, England beat Northern Ireland 4-0 whilst playing inside Wembley Stadium. Player of the match, Beth Mead, created histpory as she scored a hatrick within 14 minutes of coming on to the pitch.

The super-sub scored her first goal with her first touch of the ball, becoming the first English woman to score a competitive goal at Wembley.

England currently sit top of the group with 22 goals for and zero goals against, and they now turn their focus onto the next game which will take place Tuesday night against Latvia.

Denmark 8 – 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina

On Thursday night, Denmark who are currently unbeaten within their group, beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 8-0 with striker Signe Bruun scoring 5 goals and claimed the player of the match award.

Denmark now sit top of their group with 23 goals for and zero goals against, hoping to keep this clean sheet and unbeaten run against Montenegro on Tuesday night.

Belgium 7 – 0 Kosovo

Belgium played their third game on Thursday night beating Kosovo 7-0. Player of the match, Tessa Wullaert, scored a hatrick for her team as the Belgians routed a much weaker Kosovan side.

Belgium remain top of their group with 15 goals for and only one goal against and they now look ahead to their next match against Norway on Tuesday night.

France 11 – 0 Estonia

On Friday night, France scored 11 goals against Estonia who are yet to win a game in the group. The game saw 9 different French players score alongside an own goal by Estonia.

France remains top of their group with 24 goals for and only two goals against them and hope to carry on their success on Tuesday night against Kazakhstan.

The qualifying matches will resume on Tuesday night where there will be more top results and a clear view of the groups.


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