Katie McCabe scored Ireland’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal direct from a corner for Ireland in Perth but Ireland went down 2-1 to Canada and bow out of the World Cup.
McCabe captained the girls in green while Arsenal’s Sabrina D’Angelo and Cloe Lacasse started on the bench for Canada. The latter came on as a second half substitute but it was McCabe- voted player of the match- who stole the headlines as she notched her country’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal straight from a corner.
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Alas, Ireland couldn’t hold the lead and a Megan Connolly own goal and a second half strike from Manchester United’s Adriana Leon means Ireland are out with a game to play. They will face Nigeria on Monday.
Earlier on, 2011 winners Japan secured their qualification for the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over Costa Rica while Spain also eased their passage into the knockouts with a 5-0 win over Zambia. Tomorrow Victoria Pelova’s Netherlands take on USA at 2am UK time while Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord’s Australia play Nigeria at 11am UK.