Yallop reaches 100 Australia caps as West Ham United Women's stars begin international duty
Several West Ham United women’s players have already been in action for their countries in the latest international break.
The Hammers currently have eleven players away from their Chadwell Heath training base, of which, seven have already been in action.
Most notable of those was Tameka Yallop, who made her 100th appearance for Australia against the United States of America in Sydney.
The Matildas were defeated in front of a record crowd – 36,109 people turned out to watch the match and smashed the attendance record for a standalone Matildas match in Australia that was set way back in 2000.
Yallop captained the Australians but couldn’t lead the team to victory after goals from Ashley Latch, Rose Lavelle and a penalty from Lindsey Horan secured a 3-0 win for the USA.
Mackenzie Arnold, who has also travelled out to Australia for this latest international break was not named in the squad for the game against the USA.
The two sides will meet again on Tuesday, this time in Newcastle at the International Sports Centre.
Kateřina Svitková scored for the Czech Republic, as they drew 2-2 with the Netherlands in their World Cup Group Stage qualifier in Ostrava-Vítkovice.
The 25-year-old grabbed the opener, but former Arsenal midfielder, Daniëlle van de Donk equalised just after half-time.
The Czechs would take the lead again but a late equaliser for the Dutch meant that the points were shared, with Svitková and her team-mates sitting 3rd in their group as they prepare to take on Belarus on Tuesday.
Anna Leat played the full 90 minutes in goal for New Zealand as they lost 2-1 to South Korea in Goyang.
The young goalkeeper was making her seventh cap for her country, and saw her side take with 25 minutes gone in the friendly match. However, and own goal, and an 81st minute winner from Seon-Joo Lim would see the Ferns defeated in their first of two fixtures in South Korea.
Lisa Evans was in action for Scotland, as they rescued a point in injury time against the Ukraine in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.
The home side dominated the play throughout but fell behind with only 22 minutes gone thanks to Roksolana Kravchuk’s strike. Evans’ side had 24 shots and dominated possession but it looked as though they would be handed a shock defeat – that was until Abi Harrison scored a 93rd minute equaliser.
Scotland will face Spain on Tuesday in a clash that will likely decide who tops Group B.
Hawa Cissoko was back in the blue jersey of France, as they cruised past Kazakhstan on Friday evening.
Goals from Viviane Asseyi, Delphine Cascarino, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Eve Perisset, Valerie Gauvin and former Hammer, Kenzia Dali secured the 6-0 win that puts the French three points clear at the top of Group A.
Cissoko played 90 minutes in Vannes, and will be hoping to do the same again when France face Wales on Tuesday.
Finally, Yui Hasegawa and Dagný Brynjarsdóttir faced off against one another in a friendly match, with Iceland beating Japan 2-0 in the Netherlands.
Hasegawa started the match, whilst Brynjarsdóttir came off the bench at half-time. Japan take on the Netherlands in a friendly on Monday, whilst Iceland now fly to Cyrpus for a World Cup qualifier.
Here’s a reminder of the matches still to be played:
Netherlands v Japan – 6:40pm (Hasegawa)
Australia v USA – 9:05am (Arnold & Yallop)
South Korea v New Zealand - 10:00am (Leat)
England U23 v Estonia – 2:30pm (Filis, Fisk & Parker)
Czech Republic v Belarus - 4pm (Svitková)
Cyprus v Iceland – 5pm (Brynjarsdóttir)
Spain v Scotland - 8pm (Evans)
France v Wales – 8:10pm (Cissoko)
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