Katie McCabe and Caitlin Foord both scored hat-tricks for their nations during the international break last week.
Not only did Katie score three of Republic of Ireland’s goals in their 5-1 win at home to Albania on Friday, she also set up the other two for Kyra Carusa.
Ireland are now top of their UEFA Women’s Nations League group with three wins from three.
As for Australia, they won 2-0 at home to Iran on Thursday, and Steph Catley came on in the 65th minute before Kyra Cooney-Cross entered the action in the 83rd.
Caitlin was an unused substitute for that game but then scored a hat-trick in Sunday’s 3-0 win away to Philippines. Steph and Kyra played 90 and 65 minutes of that game respectively.
Australia are now top of Group A of the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Back in the Nations League, Laia Codina kept a clean sheet as Spain won 1-0 away to Italy on Friday night to remain top of League A Group 4 with maximum points.
Sweden are below them with six points following Friday’s 1-0 win at home to Switzerland, which Stina Blackstenius played 69 minutes of.
On the losing side of that game, Lia Walti and Noelle Maritz played 90 and 77 minutes of that game respectively for Switzerland, who are bottom of the group without a point.
In League A Group 2, Manuela Zinsberger played 90 minutes of Austria’s 2-1 win at home to Portugal on Friday, which saw Austria go second in the group with four points.
Norway are bottom of that group with just one point having lost 2-1 at home to France on Friday, Frida Maanum playing 71 minutes of that game.
As for Denmark, Kathrine Kuhl played 93 minutes of Friday’s 1-0 win away to Iceland, which kept Denmark at the top of League A Group 3 with three wins from three.
For the Lionesses, Alessia Russo played 64 minutes of Friday’s 1-0 win at home to Belgium. England are second in League A Group 1, level on points with Netherlands in first but with lower goal difference.
Speaking of Netherlands, they won 4-0 at home to Scotland on Friday. Victoria Pelova came on in the 68th minute, while Vivianne Miedema came on in the 83rd.
Finally, Cloe Lacasse was in international friendly action with Canada, playing 68 minutes as they lost 1-0 at home to Brazil.
Players who were unused substitutes:
- Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden)
- Lotte Wubben-Moy (England)
- Sabrina D'Angelo
See below the remaining schedule for our women’s internationals:
Tuesday, October 31
Albania v Ireland (McCabe)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Shkoder, Albania | 5pm
Denmark (Kuhl) v Wales
UEFA Women's Nations League | Viborg, Denmark | 5pm
Sweden (Ilestedt, Blackstenius) v Italy
UEFA Women's Nations League | Malmo, Sweden | 5.30pm
Switzerland (Maritz, Walti) v Spain (Codina)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Zurich, Switzerland | 6pm
Portugal v Austria (Zinsberger)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal | 6.15pm
Belgium v England (Russo, Wubben-Moy)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Leuven, Belgium | 7.30pm
Scotland v Netherlands (Pelova, Miedema)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Glasgow, Scotland | 7.45pm
France v Norway (Maanum)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Reims, France | 8pm
Canada (Lacasse, D'Angelo) v Brazil
Friendly | Halifax, Canada | 11.30pm
Wednesday, November 1
Australia (Catley, Foord, Cooney-Cross) v Chinese Tapei
Olympic Qualifying | Perth, Australia | 11am
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