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England Girls qualify for World Cup in first recreation since Euro 2022 triumph

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England are heading to the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (Picture: Getty)

England have certified for the 2023 Girls’s World Cup with a recreation to spare after beating Austria of their first match since profitable Euro 2022.

Targets from Alessia Russo and Nikita Parris had been sufficient to guide the Lionesses on a aircraft to Australia and New Zealand for subsequent summer season.

Even with out legendary England gamers Ellen White and Jill Scott, who not too long ago introduced their retirement from the sport, Sarina Wiegman’s facet nonetheless stay unbeaten beneath her administration, a run that might prolong to 22 video games in the event that they beat Luxembourg on Tuesday.

England have received all 9 of their qualifying matches to date, scoring 70 objectives and conceding none.

‘I’m very joyful now we have certified, it regarded really easy however it was fairly arduous,’ Wiegman stated post-match.

‘I believe once more it was a tough recreation however popping out of Euros and never having that a lot relaxation, I’m very pleased with the group.’

The Lionesses can be one of many favourites to win the World Cup subsequent yr, alongside reigning champions the USA and Germany whom England defeated on the Euros closing at Wembley in July.

Sarina Wiegman is but to lose a recreation as England supervisor (Picture: Getty)

‘We knew that was going to be the case,’ Wiegman added.

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‘However we’re simply making an attempt to do the issues that now we have to do. However you by no means get uninterested in profitable.’

‘To have [qualified] immediately is actual particular and what we’ve been aiming for,’ Manchester United’s Russo stated.

‘This summer season was actually particular however in soccer you don’t have an excessive amount of time to replicate. We’ve received numerous video games earlier than [the World Cup] however our full focus now could be on that match and the preparation in direction of it.

‘I really like each minute I get to play for England and I really like scoring and being in and across the objectives so after I get my likelihood I’d prefer to take it.

‘It was nice to get a purpose tonight however possibly I may have had a pair extra. General although it’s simply nice to get the win.’


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