June 2019 ⋆ An Old International

Match 4/4: Sweden progress against Canada

The last of four matches at this world cup saw me attending a knock out game between Sweden and Canada, two of the wider circle of favourites in this year’s competition. The atmosphere was a lot livelier in contrast with the previous three matches. There were close to 40000 people in the ground making some…

Match 3/4: Scotland v. Argentina

Match report on Scotland v. Argentina at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Read more →

Match 2/4: China v. South Africa

Another no brainer on paper: China were the favourites and South Africa the underdogs. It seemed that China had almost forgotten that they come with some footballing pedigree. This was close to an embarrassment. China were favourites not just because their star player Wang Shuang plies her trade in Europe, at PSG in fact and…

History has been made: Japan v. Argentina

What on paper looked a sure thing for Japan turned out to be a historical match for Argentina. A sunlit Parc des Princes hosted the first group match for Japan, the world champions of 2011 and Argentina who have qualified for the second time only after 2007. Given the problems these women are facing and…