Another day at the Women’s World cup brought another set of eyebrow raising results. First up was one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the group stage as Victoria Pelova’s Netherlands took on USA.
Pelova set up the opening goal for former Gunner Jill Roord as Netherlands took a one goal lead which was cancelled out by Lindsey Horan’s second half header. Portugal were later 2-0 winners over Vietnam.
But the surprise result of the day saw hosts Australia go down 3-2 to Nigeria. Caitlin Foord and Steph Cayley played the full game while former Arsenal player Asisat Oshoala was on the score sheets as the Super Falcons, who are still in a row about payment with the NFF, won 3-2.
Huge defensive work from Victoria Pelova and Esmee Brugts, not bad for attackers.
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) July 27, 2023
It throws the group wide open and makes Australia’s final game against Canada an incredibly tasty one. Tomorrow’s Arsenal action sees Alessia Russo and Lotte Wubben-Moy’s England take on Katherine Kuhl’s Denmark at 0130 UK.