San Diego Wave FC’s Emily van Egmond has superior with Australia to the semifinals of the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup with the workforce’s defeat of France early Saturday.
After a scoreless draw in the course of the match in Brisbane, Australia outlasted France to prevail 7-6 on penalties and make the workforce’s first World Cup semifinal.
Van Egmond began for Australia, however left within the fifty fifth minute, giving approach to Sam Kerr, one in every of her teammates who transformed a penalty shot in crunch time.
Saturday’s win by the Aussies means two Wave gamers will attempt to make it to the Aug. 20 ultimate – van Egmond with Australia towards England, and Sofia Jakobsson when Sweden takes on Spain.
Sweden performs at 1 a.m. PT Tuesday, whereas the Australians face favored England at 3 a.m. Wednesday within the World Cup semifinals.
And should you like grudge matches, as ESPN put it, Australia vs. England “within the context of the rivalry as a complete, (is) a recreation on a scale not often matched.”
The final time, ESPN famous, the rivals met in a serious world event ultimate, on the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup, England was the victor, breaking Australian hearts in Sydney on the sport’s final kick.
The ultimate might be performed at Accor Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Matches in the course of the World Cup have been cut up between Australia and New Zealand.