Women’s World Cup LIVE: Canada vs Republic of Ireland and today’s results (2023)

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Ireland are out of the Women’s World Cup after Olympic champions Canada came from behind to condemn them to a second straight loss in Group B and unable to advance to the knockout stages.

Despite a spectacular opening goal from Katie McCabe, which went straight in from a corner, Canada turned the game around after a Megan Connolly own goal and a second-half winner from Adriana Leon.

The result leaves Ireland bottom of Group B after their opening day defeat to co-hosts Australia, and they will be unable to qualify for the last-16 when they face Nigeria in their final group game next week.

Elsewhere today, both Spain and Japan qualified for the last-16 with a match to spare as they continued their impressive early form in Group C. Japan cruised to a 2-0 win against Costa Rica before Spain thrashed Zambia 5-0, with both teams moving to six points to advance to the knockout stages.

Monday’s meeting between Spain and Japan will decide who goes through as group winners, while Zambia and Costa Rica are already out with a match left to play.

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The Lionesses trained in front of over 2,500 fans at Central Coast Stadium as the team set up base in the coastal town on Terrigal in New South Wales, where they will remain for the remainder of their World Cup adventure.

“We are delighted to be on the Central Coast and we want to thank everyone who has made us feel so welcome,” Sarina Wiegman said.

“It is such a beautiful part of Australia and it really feels like a ‘home from home’ both in our base camp hotel but also at the Central Coast Stadium. A huge amount of work has gone in behind the scenes and we are very grateful.

“To have around 2,500 fans and so many of them children watch training is so amazing and we never take the support for granted.”

Mike Jones26 July 2023 17:00


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England forward Lauren Hemp on how the Lionesses can rediscover their scoring touch:

“I think we are all working really hard in training to make sure we are being more clinical, creating more chances and obviously getting our goal percentage higher.

“But we know it is something we need to improve on and we are working really hard as a team to make sure we are ready for the next game. We will be raring and ready to score some goals.

“We have seen in games that we are capable of doing that, so it’s not like we have not scored before. We are all capable of scoring. It is just about making it click and getting those connections working.

“I think obviously being at a World Cup is new for a lot of us – a lot of us have never been to one before. It’s across the other side of the world and I’m not making excuses but it’s important that each game we build on and we’ve seen that last summer, so we’re more than capable of doing that.”

Mike Jones26 July 2023 16:50


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After numerous games at the Women’s World Cup have been halted for video assistant referee (VAR) review, South Korea coach Colin Bell angrily wondered why there was no VAR for a penalty called against his team in a 2-0 loss to Colombia on Tuesday.

Catalina Usme scored on a 30th-minute penalty kick after Shim Seo-yeon was whistled for a handball, deflating the Korean side.

“The penalty was a little bit harsh because the ball was really well-struck, at speed, at distance, I don’t know where Seo-yeon would have had to put our arms,” said Bell, on the shot that glanced off the defender’s arm.

“I just wondered why that was not reviewed. I’ve watched all the matches so far in this tournament, you’ve had five minutes with review at times (when) nobody knows what’s going on. This time it’s a clear penalty. So, then you go down (a goal), and then it’s very difficult against a very strong Colombia team.”


Mike Jones26 July 2023 16:41


Women’s World Cup TV schedule: How to watch every match

For UK viewers, every game will be available to watch on the BBC and ITV.

For the BBC, there will be live coverage on television as well as the BBC Sport website with live audio commentary available on BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds app.

For ITV, live coverage will be available on television as well as online via ITVX.

Women’s World Cup TV schedule: How to watch every match today

All games at this years Women’s World Cup will be shown live on the BBC and ITV

Mike Jones26 July 2023 16:31


Meet Canada midfielder Quinn: The first trans player to feature at a World Cup

Canada midfielder Quinn made history when they became the first transgender and non-binary person to appear at either a men’s or women’s World Cup, playing 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Nigeria in Melbourne last week.

The Ontario native, 27, is already a gold medallist for their country, part of the side that triumphed at the Covid-delayed Tokyo Olympics in summer 2021 and has designs on going all the way in Australia and New Zealand too.

Hailing from a sporting family – Quinn’s father and mother played college rugby and basketball respectively – the midfielder quickly took to football as a child, rejecting all other after-school pursuits in favour of the beautiful game.

Who is Quinn? The first trans and non-binary player to feature at a World Cup

Canadian midfielder has already made history on the global stage

Mike Jones26 July 2023 16:22


BBC apologises for asking Morocco captain how many of the team are lesbians

The BBC has apologised after one of its reporters asked the Morocco captain whether any of the squad at the ongoing Women’s World Cup are lesbians.

Morocco, a Muslim-majority country, are the first Arab nation to qualify for the World Cup and critics claim the question posed to Ghizlane Chebbak in a pre-match press conference potentially endangered the safety of the squad.

Same-sex sexual activity between men or women is criminalised in the North African country, with a maximum penalty of three years’ imprisonment and a fine.

BBC apologises for asking Morocco captain how many of the team are lesbians

The ‘inappropriate’ question at a press conference was slammed on social media

Mike Jones26 July 2023 16:14


Darts, colouring in and 1,000 bags of Yorkshire tea: Inside the Lionesses’ World Cup den

The central coast beaches of Terrigal are a far cry from the metropolitan hustle and bustle of nearby Sydney but they provide a fitting ‘home away from home’ for the Lionesses as they embark on their Women’s World Cup campaign.

Its streets and coffee shops are frequented by the England team but this quiet town 32 miles north of Australia’s largest city ensures an environment in which they can free themselves from the stresses of a major tournament.

It’s the first time the FA have ever allowed the media access to an England base camp and Kay Cossington, the FA’s women’s technical director, and Anja van Ginhoven, England’s women’s general manager, are excited to reveal what they’ve delivered for the squad.

A private entrance to the hotel is adorned with the Three Lions crest, the staircase that leads you towards the team’s home sits underneath a red and white balloon arch, while the stairs themselves bear phrases to drive home the motivation: “Our England, our family, bonded by pride,” reads one.

Games, colouring and 1,000 bags of tea: Inside the Lionesses’ World Cup den

England’s purpose-built facility in Terrigal is a sign of changing times, writes Adam Millington, and the impressive base camp is creating a home from home on the other side of the world

Mike Jones26 July 2023 16:03


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 2-1 Ireland

Group B continues tomorrow as Australia take on Nigeria.

The hosts can secure a spot in the knockout rounds if they win but should they lose then everything will be set up nicely for the final gameweek as two of Australia, Nigeria and Canada would go through while the other would be out.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 15:54


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 2-1 Ireland

Katie McCabe has now been involved in 12 goals across her last nine games in Women’s World Cup qualifiers and finals for Republic of Ireland (eight goals, four assists).

It’s quite apt that she was the one to score Ireland’s first ever World Cup goal.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 15:42


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 2-1 Ireland

Post-match thoughts from Ireland captain, Katie McCabe:

Mike Jones26 July 2023 15:39



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Women’s World Cup LIVE: Canada vs Republic of Ireland and today’s results? ›

FULL-TIME! Ireland 1-2 Canada.

Who won Ireland v Canada today? ›

FULL-TIME! Ireland 1-2 Canada.

Did Canada win over Ireland? ›

It's early days at the FIFA Women's World Cup, but Canada showed its mettle Wednesday in a 2-1 comeback win over Ireland that signalled the Olympic champion may have plenty more to say at the tournament.

Are Ireland knocked out of the World Cup? ›

Despite Katie McCabe scoring one of the goals of the tournament, it wasn't enough to keep Ireland's 2023 Women's World Cup dreams alive as they were knocked out by Canada on Wednesday.

Is Canada out of the Cup? ›

Canada wasted little time Sunday ending its scoring drought at the men's World Cup via Alphonso Davies but could not hold off Croatia, losing 4-1 to end its hopes of reaching the tournament's knockout round.

What time is Canada v Ireland? ›

What time does Canada vs Ireland kick off?
DateKickoff time
CanadaWed, July 268 a.m. ET
UKWed, July 261 p.m. BST
AustraliaWed, July 2610 p.m. AEST
IndiaWed, July 265:30 p.m. IST
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Where are Canada v Ireland playing? ›

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup continues Wednesday (on FS1 and the FOX Sports app) with a matchup between Group B's Canada and Ireland at HBF Park in Australia.

Why did people leave Ireland for Canada? ›

Irish Immigration. Pre-Confederation British North America became home to thousands of people fleeing poverty or oppression in their homelands with hopes to build a better life. In the 1840s, Irish peasants came to Canada in vast numbers to escape a famine that swept Ireland.

Why is Ireland important to Canada? ›

Ireland is one of Canada's most like-minded partners in the European Union. Canada and Ireland share values and common priorities, including support for gender equality and human rights. We also cooperate closely on environment protection and climate action. Canada is represented in Ireland by an embassy in Dublin.

What happened when the Irish came to Canada? ›

The Great Famine of the late 1840s drove 1.5 to 2 million destitute Irish out of Ireland, and hundreds of thousands came to British North America. These immigrants arrived in large numbers and in poor physical condition, overwhelming the quarantine facilities put into place to prevent the spread of disease.

Why are Ireland out of the World Cup? ›

Canada came from behind to knock the Republic of Ireland out of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 win, responding well to a stunning Katie McCabe opener. The Irish knew before kick-off that defeat would ensure their elimination with a game to spare following their narrow opening-day loss to co-hosts Australia.

Where is the female World Cup? ›

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is set to be the biggest women's football tournament yet. Held in the Oceanic regions of Australia and New Zealand, the competition is scheduled to run from July 20 through to the final exactly a month later on August 20.

Where is the next Women's World Cup 2023? ›

FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™

Has Canada been eliminated? ›

You can find a detailed breakdown of the game here. BREAKING: Canada has been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup following a 4-1 loss to Croatia.

Is Canada qualified in the World Cup? ›

It was Canada's first men's World Cup appearance since 1986. Canada qualified for the 2022 World Cup by finishing first among CONCACAF qualifiers.

How is Canada doing in the World Cup? ›

Canada lost all three of its games, a disappointing result for a team that finished ahead of Mexico, the United States and Costa Rica in regional qualifying. Here are the group matches for Canada: Nov. 23, 11 a.m. P.D.T.

Did Ireland win independence? ›

The post-ceasefire talks led to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921. This ended British rule in most of Ireland and, after a ten-month transitional period overseen by a provisional government, the Irish Free State was created as a self-governing Dominion on 6 December 1922.

Where is the Women's FIFA World Cup? ›

The tournament is jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and is taking place from 20 July to 20 August 2023.

Where is the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023? ›


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