FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 : Australia vs Republic of Ireland Match preview

The second fixture of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is Australia vs Republic of Ireland and here is the preview of the match.

Suvam Roy Chowdhury
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Sam Kerr | Katie McCabe | Sportz Point | FIFA Women's World Cup 2023|

In the inaugural day of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, the second match is gonna be played between Sam Kerr's Australia and debutants Republic of Ireland. So here is the preview of the match to give you an idea of what you can expect from the match.

Also read : Match preview of Nigeria vs Canada.

Australia vs Republic of Ireland

Sam Kerr | Sportz Point | Australia |

To many Australians, Sam Kerr seems cosmically set to be the World Cup's defining player. (Photo by Getty Images)

Match Details

Date : 20/07/2023 (Thursday, July 20)

Venue : Accor Stadium/Olympic stadium, Sydney, Australia

Time : GMT - 8:00 pm

IST - 3:30 pm

Live Streaming : Fancode and DD sports

Australia would be looking to kick things off with a bang against the newly qualified team. They will have the roaring support of the Aussie crowd as they're gonna be playing at their home and will be sure to implement their game of football properly.

One of the most popular Women's footballers in the name of Sam Kerr will be seen captaining the Aussies. She's expected to score a lot of goals in this World Cup and contend for the Golden Boot. The Matildas have a great form coming into this match and will be hoping carry on with the same enthusiasm.

They've won 9 out of their last 10 games and is expected to win this game too with quite an ease. The debutants, Republic of Ireland is gonna be featuring in their first ever World Cup, which is an achievement in itself in everyone's say. 

We should rule them out completely as they've shown in the Qualifiers that they can be lethal when they get the opportunity. Australia shouldn't treat them lightly as Republic of Ireland is not gonna back down without a fight.

Australia vs Republic of Ireland fixture promises to be an exciting one and with Republic of Ireland having nothing to lose, it could be an upset. The game's gonna be played in front of an expected 80,000 crowd and it's also gonna be the most significant sporting event this ground has hosted since the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Australia vs Republic of Ireland possible lineups


  • Arnold
  • Carpenter
  • Hunt
  • Kennedy
  • Catley
  • Raso
  • Gorry
  • Cooney-Cross
  • Fowler
  • Foord
  • Kerr

Republic of Ireland

  • Brosnan
  • Payne
  • Fahey
  • Lo. Quinn
  • Connolly
  • McCabe
  • Farrelly
  • O'Sullivan
  • Littlejohn
  • Sheva
  • Carusa
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