England vs Haiti FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Highlights | Stanway handed England a narrow 1-0 victory in their campaign opener against Haiti

England started their Women's World Cup 2023 campaign with a narrow but important 1-0 victory over Haiti in the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

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England vs Haiti was the first match of Group D and the third game of Matchday 3 of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023. The English side came out as the winner with a 1-0 victory over Haiti. Stanway scored in the later stages of the first half to give England a lead before going into the second half. Russo was releasing fire into the ground with her performance while late-comer Daly from the bench caused constant trouble in the Haitian box. England got lots of opportunities to extend the lead but they couldn't capitalise. A win is a win, and it is indeed a great start for them.

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: England vs Haiti Match Report

First Half:

England and Haiti met at the first match of Group D and the third game of Matchday 3 of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 in the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. The English players started the game slowly. It took some time to blend with the environment and stuff. Haiti on the other hand were using Dumornay's pace to penetrate the back line but the English defence was rock solid as they couldn't bypass that. England slowly started to gain momentum and in the 28th minute, England were awarded a penalty.

Kelly's deep corner seemed to brush the fingers of Batcheba Louis. VAR confirmed the decision but the Haitian goalkeeper, Theus saved the penalty. She dived to her right, but more drama as she was off her line when the shot was taken. Georgina Stanway retook the penalty and this time she buried that. Haiti tried to hit England on counters but couldn't find any clear openings. The first half ended with a 1-0 scoreline.

Second Half:

Haitian players looked confident in the second half and they started to cause trouble for England. Dumornay's pace opened up the midline a few times and she created the most number of opportunities for her team but Haitia still couldn't find the equaliser. England once again took time and managed to control the game once again. They did some changes and that worked in their favour. Daly came from the bench and provided them with constant threats in the opposition box.

England came near to another goal on a few occasions but they failed to extend the lead. As a result, the match became more tense than before. Although Haiti players sitting back but were looking dangerous whenever they used Dumornay's pace. Somehow, England managed to overcome the situation at the later stages of the game and clinched a narrow victory in their opening game.

Match Details

Date: 22/07/2023 (Saturday, July 22)

Venue: Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Australia 

Time: GMT – 8:00 pm

IST – 3:00 pm

Live streaming: Fancode and DD sports

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: England vs Haiti Live Blog


  • England (4-1-2-3): Earps; Bronze, Bright, Carter, Greenwood; Walsh; Stanway, Toone; Kelly, Russo, Hemp.
  • Substitutes: Charles, James, Daly, Nobbs, Hampton, Wubben-Moy, Morgan, Coombs, England, Zelem, Roebuck, Robinson.

  • Haiti (4-2-3-1): Theus; Petit Frere, Limage, T Joseph, K Louis; Jeudy, Pierre-Louis; B Louis, Dumornay, Mondesir; Borgella.
  • Substitutes: Ambroise, Larco, Surpris, Moryl, E Joseph, Pierre-Jerome, Etienne, Ganthier, Eloissant, D Joseph, S Joseph, Mathurin.

Referee: Emikar Caldera Barrera (Venezuela).

England vs Haiti Live Blog | 2:50 P.M. | They are ready. Are you?

Historic moment for the Haiti players | 2:50 P.M.

Haiti's last appearance at a World Cup be it women's or men's was in 1974. So, this is a historic day for them.

Time for the National Anthems | 2:55 P.M.

The players are out of the tunnel and line up for their national anthems.

England vs Haiti Live Blog | 3:00 P.M. | Kick-Off

Alessia Russo gets England underway.

a Nervous start from England | 2'

Toone loses it in a dangerous area to Dumornay. She drives a low cross that is put behind for a corner by Jess Carter.

Chance missed by England | 6'

Russo takes a first-time shot straight at Theus from around 15 yards.

England vs Haiti Live Blog |14'

England keeping possession.

Chance missed by Haiti | 15'

Borgella shoots a left-footed shot well wide of the far post.

Var Check | 18'

Pierre-Louis' challenge on Kelly wasn't legitimate. It's being checked by VAR

Var Check complete | 19'

No foul, no penalty. Pierre-Louis has been booked for the studs-up challenge on Kelly

23': Corner for England

Another Var Check | 26'

Kelly's deep corner seems to brush the fingers of Batcheba Louis

Var Check complete | 27'

Penalty to England

England vs Haiti Live Blog | 28' | Saved

Theus denied Stanway's penalty.

The penalty will be retaken | 28'

fantastic save from Theus, diving to her right, but she was off her line when it was taken.

England vs Haiti Live Blog | 29' | Goaaalll!!.

Georgia Stanway gives England the lead from the spot.

Substitution for Haiti | 31'

Ruthny Mathurin replaced Jennyfer Limage. It is looking like a bad injury.

England celebrates in manner | 35'

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Counterattack from Haiti | 36'

Haiti are looking desperate to get the equaliser.

Chance for Russo | 43'

Russo pulls away from Mathurin, eight yards out, but then mistimes an attempted header. The ball hits her shoulder and flies wide.

Nine minutes of added time | 45'

Borgella could have scored a late half-time equaliser.

Should have been an equaliser from Haiti | 45+5'

This is Haiti's best possible chance in the game. Dumornay lofted a cross toward Borgella near the penalty spot. She heads over under pressure from Bronze. That's Borgella's third sniff of a goal tonight.

Yellow Card for the Goal scorer | 45+9'

The referee booked Georgia Stanway.

England (1) vs Haiti (0) Live Blog | Half-time

England hasn't played good football till now. Keira Walsh is having a very bad day. Although they are in the lead, Haiti can level the scoreline if this continues.

England vs Haiti: 1-0 at the half-time | Sportz Point

1-0 at the half-time
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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: England vs Haiti Live Blog

Second half Kick-Off | 4:10 P.M.

No changes on either side at half-time. Haiti's Roselord Bogella gets the match underway.

Dumornay looking dangerous | 54'

 Walsh makes a vital tackle on Dumornay, who was charging at a backpedaling England defence.

Haiti on the charge | 56'

They are dominating England except for one aspect of the game.

It is still 1-0 in favour of England | 60'

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It is still 1-0
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Bright's attempt at goal | 65'

England are unable to find their second goal of the game.

Russo is on fire | 69'

It has been a treat in the eye to see Alessia Russo. She is having a great game.

Passing the Clock | 73'

England are not founding any openings.

Substitution for England | 76'

Rachel Daly replacing Alessia Russo.

Substitution for Haiti | 78'

Roseline Eloissaint replaces a weary Roselord Borgella.

The substitute, Daly is causing trouble | 82'

Daly has been a constant threat in the box of Haiti since her arrival at the pitch.

England survived | 90'

Melchie Dumornay opened up the midfield of England with pace and skill but Carter came out with a brilliant clean tackle inside the box.

4 minutes of added time | 90+1'

Substitution for Haiti | 90+3'

Darlina Joseph replaces Dayana Pierre-Louis.

England (1) vs Haiti (0) | Full-time

England clinch a narrow victory although they created lots of opportunities for themselves. Haiti young gun Melchie Dumornay really impressed the fans with her performance but it wasn't enough. England start their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup with a 1-0 victory.

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