Carrie Jones’ first Cymru goal sets a date with history

Carrie Jones’ first Cymru goal sets a date with history
Carrie Jones’ first Cymru goal sets a date with history

A match. A point. That’s what it all came down to when Cymru made a date with fate.

Greece 0-1 Cymrou

FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

  • Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Panthessalik, Volos
  • Cymru v Slovenia Tickets: Click Here

Gemma Grainger’s side need just one more point in their final qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday (September 6) to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup play-offs, which will would be a historic feat for Cymru.

Carrie Jones’ opening goal was enough to see off Greece’s challenge in Volos, but in truth Cymru never looked in danger as the home side put players behind the ball and rarely generated any attack.

With those last qualifying matches played before the start of the season, the way the fixtures went will suit Cymru as victory in Greece dusted the cobwebs ahead of that tough game against Slovenia at the Cardiff City Stadium.

A record crowd for a Women’s International match will be in attendance and the power of The Red Wall cannot be underestimated as Cymru look to make the Play-Offs for the first time ever.

Tickets for Tuesday’s match are available at faw.cymru/tickets.

TEAMS

Greece: Zoi Nasi, Maria Palama, Danai-Eleni Sidira (Tatiana Georgiou 69′), Eirini Nefrou; Vasiliki Giannaka, Athanasia Moraitou, Eleni Kakambouki (c), Maria Mitkou; Sofia Kongouli (Anastasia Spyridonidou 76′), Eleni Markou, Veatriki Sarri (Despoina Chatzinikolaou 81′)

Substitutes: Dimitra Giannakouli, Anthi Papakonstantinou, Christianna Kiamou, Maria Kapnisi, Marianna Goula, Grigoria Pouliou, Ifigeneia Georgantzi, Mikolet Pitsiou, Maria Paterna

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Cymrou: Laura O’Sullivan, Rhiannon Roberts, Rachel Rowe, Gemma Evans, Hayley Ladd; Sophie Ingle (c), Angharad James, Carrie Jones; Natasha Harding, Ceri Holland, Kayleigh Green (Helen Ward 90+6′)

Substitutes: Sofia Middleton-Patel, Lily Woodham, Josie Green, Jessica Fishlock, Elise Hughes, Charlie Estcourt, Georgia Waters, Megan Wynne, Anna Filbey, Ffion Morgan, Olivia Clark

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