Foord scores as Australia reach quarter-finals

Caitlin Foord celebrates scoring against Denmark

Caitlin Foord was on target for Australia as they secured a win over Denmark and a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

It was an efficient display from the Matildas on home turf as they comfortably dismissed the Danes 2-0, with Foord scoring her first goal in this year's World Cup and Hayley Raso getting her third. Steph Catley, meanwhile, led the Matildas to victory as she has done throughout the tournament.

Foord broke the deadlock just before the half-hour mark. Mary Fowler's defence-splitting pass found our forward speeding down the left wing and she took only one touch before slotting the ball nicely through the goalkeeper's legs. 

In a game of relatively few chances, the co-hosts waited until the 70th minute to consolidate their spot in the next round with a well-worked goal, converted by Hayley Raso. Tony Gustavsson's side will now be up against either France or Morocco in the quarter-finals. 

Australia’s progression means that Kathrine Kuhl’s campaign has sadly come to an end. Our young midfielder started every game for Denmark, showing technical skill, composure and bags of promise in her debut World Cup. 

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