Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023
Hosts: Australia and New Zealand from 20 July to 20 August
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In a critical success, co-hosts Australia have secured their place in the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals, following a decisive victory over Denmark during the last 16, played out in front of a full crowd at Stadium Australia.
The opening goal for the Matildas was netted by Caitlin Foord in the 29th minute, courtesy of a pinpoint pass from Mary Fowler. Hayley Raso added to the tally in the 70th minute with a powerful finish, thanks to an assist from Emily van Egmond.
Australia now awaits their next challengers, either France or Morocco, for the last eight confrontation on Saturday.
Revisit the Australia-Denmark match here.
Key events and articles include:
- Sam Kerr: Australia’s Unexpected Icon
- Brown-Finnis’ Last-16 Predictions
- Daily World Cup Quiz
- Kerr’s Brief Appearance in Routine Win
Australia had only ever advanced to the quarter-finals once before in 2015, having lost their other four knockout matches over the years. However, the Matildas came into their own in this match, despite a slow start. They quickly took command following Foord’s initial goal, set up brilliantly by Fowler.
As Denmark rallied after the break, Foord found Van Egmond, who set up Hayley Raso to smoothly secure her third goal of the tournament. In the final stages, Australian head coach Tony Gustavsson introduced Sam Kerr, who received an enthusiastic ovation.
Despite suffering a calf injury just before the tournament, Kerr, the Matildas’ record scorer, played an impressive final few minutes of the match, even though her powerful shot soared over the bar. The victory was witnessed by a record-matching crowd of 75,784 fans, the largest ever for a women’s football match in Australia.
Denmark, participating in their first World Cup since 2007, couldn’t match the Matildas. Although former Chelsea midfielder Pernille Harder took some initial shots, Denmark couldn’t rally after falling behind and their chance at the quarter-finals slipped away.
Australia’s next opponent in the last eight will be revealed after the France-Morocco match on Tuesday (12:00 BST).
Player of the Match: Pernille Harder
Match stats indicate a possession split of 44% for Australia and 56% for Denmark, with 10 shots taken by the home team and 13 by the away team. Both sides managed 3 shots on target, while Australia had 4 corners to Denmark’s 2, and 7 fouls to Denmark’s 9.
Line-ups and player ratings:
Top performers for Australia were Foord (8.10), Raso (7.83), Fowler (7.70), van Egmond (6.93), Catley (6.85), Gorry (6.79), Hunt (6.73), Cooney-Cross (6.70), Kennedy (6.67), Vine (6.40), Carpenter (6.23), Polkinghorne (6.19), Arnold (6.16), Yallop (5.87), and Kerr (5.07).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Australia-Denmark Women’s World Cup 2023
Who were the hosts for the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023?
The hosts for the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023 were Australia and New Zealand.
Who won the last 16 match between Australia and Denmark in the Women’s World Cup 2023?
Australia won the last 16 match against Denmark with a score of 2-0 in the Women’s World Cup 2023.
Who scored the goals for Australia in the last 16 match against Denmark?
Caitlin Foord scored the first goal and Hayley Raso scored the second goal for Australia in the last 16 match against Denmark.
Who will Australia face in the quarter-finals?
Australia will face either France or Morocco in the quarter-finals.
When did Australia previously reach the last eight in the Women’s World Cup?
Australia previously reached the last eight in the Women’s World Cup in 2015.
Who was named player of the match in the Australia-Denmark game?
Pernille Harder was named the player of the match in the Australia-Denmark game.
What was the attendance for the Australia-Denmark game?
The Australia-Denmark game was attended by a record-equalling crowd of 75,784 fans.