Day 3 at the Women’s World Cup and Arsenal players were again in action for their countries. Not in the 2am UK kickoff between USA and Vietnam however, which the US won 3-0.
Japan’s 5-0 win over Zambia at 8am also didn’t feature any Gunners but the two later games did. Alessia Russo led the line for England, playing for 76 minutes as the Lionesses got off to a winning start against Haiti, squeezing out a 1-0 victory thanks to Georgia Stanway’s first half penalty.
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) July 22, 2023
Lotte Wubben-Moy was an unused sub for England in that game. In the final game and in England and Haiti’s group, Arsenal’s Katherine Kuhl played for 63 minutes of Denmark’s 1-0 victory against China. That leaves Friday’s encounter between Denmark and England delicately poised.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillmanator) July 22, 2023
There is plenty of Arsenal interest tomorrow as Amanda Ilestedt, Stina Blackstenius and Lina Hurtig’s Sweden kick off their tournament against South Africa at 6am UK. Then at 8.30am, Victoria Pelova’s Netherlands take on Portugal. France v Jamaica completes the line-up at 11am.