The England women’s national soccer team has qualified for the 2023 World Cup following a 2-0 win over Austria.
Alessia Russo scored the game’s first goal in the seventh minute, her ninth in 14 games for the Lionesses. In the 70th minute, substitute Nikita Parris notched the game’s second, extending England’s win streak to nine straight games.
Job done 👊See you next summer, Australia & New Zealand! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/iUv1Omz5Nx— Lionesses (@Lionesses) September 3, 2022
Job done 👊See you next summer, Australia & New Zealand! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/iUv1Omz5Nx
During that time, they’ve scored 70 goals and conceded none.
It also marks 21 straight games without defeat for the squad under Sarina Wiegman in her first 12 months at the helm of the national team.
The qualification – the team’s sixth – also means that next month’s game against the USWNT at a sold-out Wembley will go on as scheduled.
England will now complete Group D qualifiers against Luxembourg at home in Stoke on Tuesday.