England lose 2-0 to Australia and go 30 games unbeaten

Kerr covering the Earps keeper (Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK)

A Australia won European champions England’s 30-match unbeaten run on Tuesday (12) after winning a friendly 2-0 with goals from Kerr and Grant. With that, the two finalists of the last European Cup were beaten yesterday, as Germany lost 2-1 against Brazil.

Kerr opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the first half, taking advantage of the failure of the defense and the referee, who did not realize she was offside. The friendly match did not have the presence of the VAR (Video Assistant Referee).

With 22 in the second half, Grant headed inside, the ball was deflected by Williamson and scored the game’s second goal.

Australia will have one more friendly match ahead of the World Cup, when they face France – Brazil’s Group F opponents – on July 14.

New Zealand lose 3-0 and still lose veteran to injury

World Cup hosts Australia, New Zealand suffered a painful 3-0 loss to Nigeria with goals from Ebi, Echeginie and Oparanozie. The match was also marred by the injury of Betsy Hassett, with two suspected broken ribs. She should be away for a month or a month and a half.

Both teams had a different FIFA-Date. The African team beat Haiti 2-1 last week and have now beaten the Oceania side, who were coming off of a 1-1 draw with the Philippines.

The New Zealanders are in Group A with Norway, the Philippines and Switzerland, while the Nigerians are in Group B with Canada, Australia and Ireland.

France beat Canada 2-1

In Harve Renard’s second game in charge of the France team, the team beat Canada 2-1 at home, with goals from Geyoro and Legarrec for the future Olympic hosts and Huitema for the Canadians.

Brazil’s main opponent in the group stage, France won both matches of this Date-FIFA. However, in the previous game. against Colombia, they lost 2-0 and looked for the turnaround at 5-2.

USA narrowly beat Ireland


The United States team, the current two-time world champions, only beat Ireland 1-0, thanks to a goal from Alana Cook in the 43rd minute of the first half. The team had already beaten the Irish on Saturday by 2-0.

The North Americans are yet to lose in 2023 and before leaving for New Zealand they will face Wales on July 9.

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