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England qualifies for 2023 World Cup with 2-0 win over Austria

WIENER NEUSTADT, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Alessia Russo of England celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Qualifier. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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.

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.