Trio qualify for Women’s World Cup but Germany lose to Serbia

France qualify for 2023 Women;s World Cup
France’s Delphine Cascarino is congratulated after scoring the only goal. (Photo: FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

France, Spain and Sweden all qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday 12 April but Germany lost in Serbia.

Group A – Finland 6-0 Georgia Sweden 1-1 Republic of Ireland

Kosovare Asllani cancelled out Katie McCabe’s opener as Sweden rescued a point at home to Republic of Ireland, who were over taken in the table as Tottenham’s Eveliina Summanen netted in either half for the Finns, who have played a game more.

Group B – Scotland 0-2 Spain

Spain booked their place in the finals as Jenni Hermoso scored a first-half penalty and added a second goal from open play, for a sixth straight win.

Group C – Czech Republic 0-1 Iceland

Gunnhildur Jonsdottir’s first-half effort was enough to give Iceland three points and again lift them into pole position ahead of the Dutch.

Group D – Austria 8-0 Latvia, Luxembourg 2-1 North Macedonia, Northern Ireland 0-5 England

Lauren Hemp and Georgia Stanway were at the double in England’s eighth win in a row, Austria are guaranteed at least a play-off place, while Luxembourg recorded rare back-to-back wins when coming from behind to beat North Macedonia, Amy Thompson on target twice.

Group E – Denmark 2-0 Azerbaijan, Montenegro 0-2 Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Danes had to wait until the last quarter of an hour to secure the points at home to Azerbaijan, their eighth win from eight in the group.

Group F – Armenia 0-4 Albania, Kosovo 1-6 Belgium, Norway 2-1 Poland

Norway went two up against Poland before being pegged back once, staying three points ahead of Belgium whose Tessa Wullaert scored four times in a 25-minute spell.

Group G – Croatia 0-1 Romania, Lithuania 4-0 Moldova, Switzerland 0-1 Italy

Cristiana Girelli struck seven minutes from time to send Italy top above the Swiss, Erika Gered’s fourth-minute goal was enough as Romania won in Croatia to stay in contention.

Group H – Israel 1-0 Turkey, Portugal 3-0 Bulgaria, Serbia 3-2 Germany

Serbia defeat germany
Jovana Damnjanovic of Serbia in action against Sophia Kleinherne of Germany. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Jovana Damnjanović bagged a brace as Serbia defeated Germany, who suffered their first away qualifying defeat since 1998. Portugal beat Bulgaria with three first-half goals, Shira Elinav got the only goal as Israel defeated Turkey.

Group I – France 1-0 Slovenia, Greece 3-0 Estonia, Kazakhstan 0-3 Wales

Delphine Cascarino’s 48th-minute goal gave France another narrow win over Slovenia and qualification for the finals. Kayleigh Green, Natasha Harding and Jess Fishlock all struck to give Wales victory in Kazakhstan and send them second. Birmingham City’s Veatriki Sarri put Greece ahead as they went on to defeat Estonia.

Record crowd see Scotland Women beaten 2-0 by Spain

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