WC-2023. The women's national team of Ukraine lost in Spain and finished the qualifying tournament in third place in group B

In the last match of the qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Cup, the women's national team of Ukraine lost to the Spanish team.

The wards of Luis Cortes lost all chances to get to the World Cup back in June, and the task of the head coach to take the third place in the group was fulfilled in the last round. So today's match in Madrid against the Spanish national team, which has already secured the first place in our top five with the maximum result, had no tournament significance.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

However, the housewives decided not to relax and support the leader's brand. Already in the first half, the Ukrainian women scored four goals. Esther González and Alba Redondo scored doubles.

In the second half of the meeting, the coach of the Spanish national team resorted to a number of substitutions, and our opponents lost their momentum somewhat. Be that as it may, they upset Kateryna Samson only once. Jennifer Hermoso scored from the 11-meter mark. 0:5 — the defeat of the Ukrainian national team.

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It should be noted that the Spanish national team won all matches during the selection without conceding a single goal.

2023 Women's World Cup. Qualifying tournament

Spain - Ukraine - 5: 0 (4: 0)

Goals: Ester (15, 42), Redondo (29, 39), Hermoso (67, with a penalty).

Spain: Gallardo, Hernandez (Vicente, 46), Pereira, Andres (Galves, 46), Carmona, Guijarro (Guerrero, 46), Sornosa, Hermoso (k), Redondo (Sarriguei, 67), del Castillo, Esther (Wahhabi, 80) . 

Head coach: Jorge Wilde.

Ukraine: Samson, Korsun, Podolska, Kravets, Shmatko, Kozlova (Glushchenko, 54), Khimich (Malahova, 72), Pantsulaya, Kunina (Ghirin, 63), Apanashchenko (k) (Petryk, 54), Kravchuk (Ovdiychuk, 72).

Head coach: Luis Cortes.

Booked: Guerrero (87) — Petryk (90+1).

Referee: Jelena Tsvetkovic (Serbia).

September 6. Madrid. Ciudad del Futbol stadium.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

European area. Group B

16.09.2021/0/10 Faroe Islands - Spain - XNUMX:XNUMX

17.09.2021/0/2 Hungary - Scotland - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.09.2021/7/1 Scotland - Faroe Islands - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.09.2021/0/7 Hungary - Spain - XNUMX: XNUMX

21.10.2021. Ukraine - Faroe Islands - 4: 0

22.10.2021/2/1 Scotland - Hungary - XNUMX: XNUMX

26.10.2021. Ukraine - Spain - 0: 6

26.10.2021/1/7 Faroe Islands - Hungary - XNUMX: XNUMX

25.11.2021/12/0 Spain - Faroe Islands - XNUMX: XNUMX

26.11.2021 Scotland - Ukraine - 1: 1

30.11.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Hungary - Ukraine - 4: 2

30.11.2021/8/0 Spain - Scotland - XNUMX: XNUMX

08.04.2022/7/0 Hungary - Faroe Islands - XNUMX: XNUMX

12.04.2022/0/2 Scotland - Spain - XNUMX: XNUMX

24.06.2022. Ukraine - Scotland - 0: 4

28.06.2022. Ukraine - Hungary - 2: 0

02.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Faroe Islands - Ukraine - 0: 3

02.09.2022/3/0. Spain — Hungary — XNUMX:XNUMX

06.09.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Spain - Ukraine - 5: 0

06.09.2022/0/6. Faroe Islands - Scotland - XNUMX:XNUMX

Standings

    І В Н П М О
1  Spain 8 8 0 0 53-0 24
2  Scotland 8 5 1 2 22-13 16
3  Ukraine 8 3 1 4 12-20 10
4  Hungary 8 3 0 5 19-19 9
5  Faroe Islands 8 0 0 8 2-56 0

Playoffs: October 3-11, 2022.

Intercontinental playoffs: November 7-15, 2022, February 13-25, 2023, and April 3-11, 2023.

Final tournament (Australia, New Zealand): July 10 - August 20, 2023.

Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament. European area

Group Round

Europe has 2023 direct tickets to the 11 World Cup, another team will take part in the intercontinental playoffs. 

Nine group winners will go directly to the 2023 World Cup. The second teams of the groups will continue to fight in the next stage.

Playoffs

The nine teams that take second place in the groups will advance to the playoffs, which will consist of two stages.

The top three among the second teams will have the opportunity to play directly in the second stage of the playoffs. The remaining six participants will compete for three passes in single-match confrontations in the first stage. The three winners of the first round and the three teams that advanced directly to the second stage will determine the three winners of the UEFA playoffs in one-match duels.

The two winners of the second-ranked UEFA playoffs (criteria applied to the results of the group stage plus the playoffs of the second round) will receive two automatic places at the 2023 World Cup, while the third winner will continue his journey in the intercontinental playoffs.

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