A Stephanie Catley penalty was enough for Australia to secure a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland at the Accor Stadium. The win puts the Matildas in control of a group that also contains Nigeria and Canada.
Hannah Wilkinson scored a second-half winner to send underdogs New Zealand to a 1-0 win over Norway at Eden Park on Thursday, kicking off their Women’s World Cup campaign at home with an extraordinary upset over the former champions.
Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m relay team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been stripped of their gold medal following the disqualification of Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha who was found guilty of doping by the Commonwealth Games Federation Court. England have now been promoted to first place, followed by Jamaica and Australia.