- England 8-0 North Macedonia
- World Cup qualifying campaign begins with one-sided thrashing
New manager Sarina Wiegman cautioned that her team “need some opponents that are of a higher standard than tonight” after her tenure, and England’s World Cup 2023 qualifying campaign, began ruthlessly against an exhausted North Macedonia at St Mary’s.
“We only learned [from tonight] in an attacking way,” she said. “Against a top-ranking team it’s going to be different. What we know is we need to finish better than we did today. We can be a little bit more composed, more connected, those little things. So we can learn from that and bring it to a higher level, so that even against a better opponent, we can score too.”
Written by Suzanne Wrack at St Mary’s Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/sep/17/england-north-macedonia-womens-world-cup-2023-qualifying-match-report under the title “England pick apart North Macedonia to give Sarina Wiegman perfect start”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.