Abigail Harrison sinks Austria to put Scotland on verge of World Cup

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  • Playoff first round: Scotland 1-0 Austria (after extra time)
  • Harrison header earns match with Republic of Ireland

For Abigail Harrison and Scotland, the moment was worth waiting for. This World Cup playoff semi-final had rumbled into extra time before Harrison stooped to head in Erin Cuthbert’s corner. Austria appealed in vain for a handball as Harrison enjoyed euphoric celebration.

Scotland will return to Hampden Park on Tuesday, when they will face the Republic of Ireland for a possible berth in Australia and New Zealand next summer. The element of doubt stems from a ludicrously confusing playoff process.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Hampden Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/oct/06/scotland-women-austria-womens-world-cup-playoff-match-report under the title “Abigail Harrison sinks Austria to put Scotland on verge of World Cup”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.