Women’s World Cup LIVE: Canada vs Republic of Ireland and today’s results

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The Women’s World Cup continues as the Republic of Ireland fight to keep their hopes alive against Olympic champions Canada in a pivotal Group B clash.

Defeat would put Ireland on the brink of elimination following their opening loss to co-hosts Australia, while Canada are looking to bounce back from their draw against Nigeria.

Elsewhere today, both Spain and Japan qualified for the last-16 with a match to spare as they continued their impressive early form in Group C. Japan cruised to a 2-0 win against Costa Rica before Spain thrashed Zambia 5-0, with both teams moving to six points to advance to the knockout stages. Monday’s meeting between Spain and Japan will decide who goes through as group winners, while Zambia and Costa Rica are already out with a match left to play.

On Tuesday, co-hosts New Zealand were stunned by debutants Philippines, who claimed their first ever victory at the tournament with a 1-0 win in Wellington. The result blew Group A wide open and all four teams are still able to advance after Norway were held to a goalless draw by Switzerland in the day’s late kick-off.

Follow the latest World Cup scores, updates and news in today’s live blog


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

39 mins: Chance! A long ball up the pitch creates a wonderful opportunity for Ireland.

Kyra Carusa shoulders Kadeisha Buchanan off the ball and takes it into the box. She’s got a tight angle to shoot from but connects well only for Kailen Sheridan to lepas to her left and clings onto the ball.

Positive signs for Ireland.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:42


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

36 mins: Shot! Ireland win the ball in the middle of the pitch and commit players forward. It comes to Denise O’Sullivan inside the final third and she goes for goal.

It’s a decent strike but the ball is always rising and Kailen Sheridan watches the effort sail high over the crossbar.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:37


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

33 mins: Canada are seeing more possession now. Ireland are making sure they have plenty of bodies back to defend which is putting a lot of strain on Kyra Carusa’s hold up play.

The Canadians aren’t doing a great deal with the ball though and Ireland seem fairly comfortable.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:34


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

30 mins: These breaks in play have dented Ireland’s momentum but they’re still displaying a whole heap of confidence whilst maintaining that solid defence.

Fahey does enough against Huitema but knocks the ball out of play for a Canada corner. What can they produce from this set piece?

Jessie Fleming whips the ball into the box but Katie McCabe is there to head the ball away.

Chance! Canada recycle the ball and lift it into the box. Buchanan flicks the ball on and finds Vanessea Gilles who stretches for the ball and lofts it over the crossbar!

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:30


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

27 mins: Sinead Farrelly catches Ashley Lawrence is the face with a stray arm and the Canadian stays down after the collision. She needs some treatment and there’s another stoppage in play.

There’s going to be a few minutes added on at the end of this half already.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:27


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

24 mins: Chance! Canada turn the ball over in the middle of the pitch with Jessie Fleming taking the ball off Niamh Fahey.

Fleming pokes it up to Jordyn Huitema who lets fly from the edge of the box and pings her shot straight at Courtney Brosnan who clings onto the ball.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:24


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

21 mins: Ireland’s corner is passed short and worked over to McCabe on the inside right. She floats the ball into the middle but it’s half-cleared and comes back to her.

McCabe pings a shot from range but catches it all wrong and skews her effort well wide of the far post.

Kailen Sheridan stays down after the set piece and needs a bit of treatment.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:21


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

19 mins: Denise O’Sullivan tries to slip Kyra Carusa in behind the Canadian defence but Kadeisha Buchanan blocks her off and marshalls the ball through to the goalkeeper.

A long ball down the right side for Lucy Quinn sees the Irishwoman bomb forward and challenge Canada’s left-back. Quinn wins a corner which will be taken by Megan Connolly this time.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:19


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

16 mins: Quinn tries to get Canada into the final third with a chipped pass into the box. It’s too heavy for the forward line to get near and the ball drops safely into the arms of Courtney Brosnan.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:17


Women’s World Cup 2023: Canada 0-1 Ireland

13 mins: The corner is cleared away from the near post this time but Canada continue to struggle. They can’t keep possession as Ireland’s pressing has been intense and aggressive.

Mike Jones26 July 2023 13:15

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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