In their first steps at the World Cup, the New Zealanders and Australians on Thursday beat Norway and Ireland respectively.
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Surprise and victory are near. The 2023 World Cup began on Thursday, July 20, with New Zealand's victory at home against Norway (1-0), while the Australians, also at home, were able to defeat the brave Irish (1-0). It is enough for the tournament hosts to secure first place in Groups A and B while waiting for the other matches.
Sports aside, the start of the World Cup was marked by a fatal shooting in Auckland, where the opening match was held. France Info: Sports sums up what you need to remember from Thursday.
Penalty shootout before New Zealand and Norway
In front of more than 42,000 spectators at Eden Park, a record for a football match in New Zealand, the Ferns stunned Norway (1-0) in the opening match to achieve their first victory in the World Cup. It is enough to try to return the conditioner to heart To a country devastated by a fatal shooting that occurred just hours earlier in downtown Oakland.
Round 1: New Zealand – Norway summary
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“New Zealand football is shocked by this morning's incident.”The New Zealand Football Association said after a 24-year-old man opened fire in a building under construction. The drama occurred near several Choice hotels, including the Norway Hotel. “At first we didn’t know what was happening, but eventually the TV and local media kept us informed.”Captain Marin Milde explained in a press statement, explaining that the players were woken up by a helicopter and “A large number of emergency vehicles.”
Before the start of the World Cup, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster He reassured residents that they could go to the stadium safely. Police believe the attack was not directly related to the competition. A minute of silence was observed before each session of the day.
Round 1: A minute of silence after the Auckland incident
Before the match, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) decided to hold a minute of silence in honor of the victims of the shooting that broke out earlier in the day in the city of Auckland. -()
Australia wins but loses Sam Kerr
If they won (1-0) against a strong Irish team thanks to a penalty kick executed by Steve Catley, the Australians suffered in the absence of their star Sam Kerr. Before the match, Al-Ikhtiyar announced that the Chelsea striker had withdrawn until at least the third group match, due to a calf injury he suffered on Wednesday during training the day before the match.
“Sam will not be available for the next two matches, and the medical team will have to re-examine his condition after the second match in the group stage.”We can read on his Twitter account Matildas. Therefore, the player will miss the match against Nigeria, but he still has a chance to return for the Group B match against Olympic champions Canada.
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