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FIFA Women's World Cup Group B | Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia
20 Jul 2023 10:00

Australia vs Republic of Ireland
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The countdown to the Republic of Ireland's opening game of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup against Australia has already begun.
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5th Feb 2023

Vera Pauw's team were drawn into Group B alongside the co-hosts of the tournament and they will meet in the Sydney Football Stadium on Thursday, July 20th.

The application process to secure tickets in the 'Ireland section' is now closed.

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Stadium Australia
City: Sydney / Gadigal
Capacity: 82,500
Schedule: Group Stages games x6; Round of 16 games x1
Distance to Airport: 12km

The teams have only played against each other once at senior women's level and that was in an International Friendly in September 2021 in Tallaght Stadium, Dublin.

In front of 3,314 supporters, Ireland secured a 3-2 victory courtesy of two deflected goals and a header from Louise Quinn, while Mary Fowler netted twice for The Matildas.

Republic of Ireland: Brosnan; Fahey, Louise Quinn, McCarthy; O’Gorman, McCabe; Finn (Caldwell 90), O’Sullivan, Barrett (Farrelly, 60); Payne (Kiernan 90), Lucy Quinn (Whelan 72).

Australia: Arnold (Williams HT); Polkinghorne, Kennedy (Checker HT), Nevin (Beard 68); Yallop (Gant 68), Logarzo (Wheeler 53), Cooney-Cross, Catley; Gielnick, Kerr, Fowler.

Referee: Paula Brady (Ireland).

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