Sydney: A penalty from stand-in captain Steph Catley earned Australia a winning start to their FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 campaign on Thursday as the co-hosts overcame the loss of talismanic striker Sam Kerr to hand the Republic of Ireland a 1-0 defeat at Stadium Australia.
Catley scored from the spot seven minutes into the second half for a team shorn of their most recognisable player after regular captain Kerr was ruled out due to a calf injury sustained in training on the eve of the game.
Vote for your All-time AFC Asian Cup™ Dream XI: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: With less than six months to go until the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™, the AFC invites fans to vote for their all-time AFC Asian Cup™ Dream XI in its latest campaign.
Fans can now view a shortlist of 42 contenders and select their all-time dream squad. The public votes will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the Final Dream XI of the AFC Asian Cup™.
The fan whose squad matches the final selected Dream XI will get the chance to win a trip to the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ with a companion.