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31.07.2023 at 11:00 Lang Park Brisbane Attendance:
Nigeria 0 - 0 Ireland
Referee: Karen Diaz Medina (Mexico) World Cup-match

None None.
Opening squads
Chamaka Nnadozie;
Michelle Alozie,
Osinachi Ohale,
Oluwatosin Demehin,
Ashleigh Plumptre;
Christy Ucheibe,
Halimatu Ayinde;
Rasheedat Ajibade,
Toni Payne,
Uchenna Kanu;
Asisat Oshoala
Courtney Brosnan
Niamh Fahey
Megan Connolly
Lilly Agg
Katie Mc Cabe
Sinead Farrelly
Louise Quinn
Heather Payne
Ruesha Littlejohn
Denise O Sullivan
Kyra Carusa
Tochukwu OLUEHI
Onome EBI
Francisca ORDEGA
Grace Moloney
Megan Walsh
Claire O Riordan
Chloe Mustaki
Diane Caldwell
Ciara Grant (93)
Amber Barrett
Lucy Quinn
Abbie Larkin
Marissa Sheva
Aine O Gorman
Isibeal Atkinson
Gift Monday for Kanu 67 mins,
Ebi Onome for Demehin 84 mins,
Ifeoma Onumonu 67 mins,
Marissa Sheva -> Heather Payne (83)
Abbie Larkin -> Lilly Agg (83)
Diane Caldwell -> Niamh Fahey (95)
Yellow cards
None Katie Mc Cabe
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report | Preview
Vera Pauw final game

A spirited performance by the Ireland Women's National Team saw them draw 0-0 with Nigeria in their final game of FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.
31st Jul 2023

This game had a bit of everything: a backheel flick from Katie McCabe made for Tik Tok, a superb save from Courtney Brosnan ideal for a highlights reel, a courageous collective performance perfect for an analysis session and an occasion to savour for a lifetime.

Vera Pauw's team set up slightly differently from the narrow defeats to Australia and Canada by pushing Denise O'Sullivan further forward - with Lily Agg starting in midfield alongside Ruesha Littlejohn - and the Cork native was outstanding.

Nigeria are known for their pace and quick transitional play, but it was Ireland who started the quickest with captain McCabe fizzing a shot wide and Kyra Carusa going close during a first period where the team in white jerseys dominated.

On the break, Nigeria were a threat and had some chances of their own - especially early in the second half when they made some tactical changes. However, there was no getting past Brosnan who produced a FIFA Player of the Match performance.

With most of the 24,844 fans cheering Ireland on, it felt like a home game. The players soaked up that atmosphere and applied a lot of pressure to the Nigerian defence late on but they could not find that breakthrough.

In the end, Ireland got a point; their first ever in a major senior tournament. It was a good way to cap off an impressive World Cup adventure as they showed the world that they belong at this level.

Ireland: Courtney Brosnan; Heather Payne (Marissa Sheva 83), Niamh Fahey (Diane Caldwell 95), Louise Quinn, Megan Connolly, Katie McCabe; Lily Agg (Abbie Larkin 83), Ruesha Littlejohn, Denise O’Sullivan, Sinead Farrelly; Krya Carusa.

Nigeria: Chamaka Nnadozie; Michelle Alozie, Osinachi Ohale, Oluwatosin Demehin (Ebi Onome 84), Ashleigh Plumptre; Christy Ucheibe, Halimatu Ayinde; Rasheedat Ajibade, Toni Payne, Uchenna Kanu (Gift Monday 67); Asisat Oshoala (Ifeoma Onumonu 67).

Referee: Karen Diaz Medina (Mexico).
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