Norway beat Australia on penalties reaches Quarter Final
Kellond-Knight sent a corner directly into the far corner of the web with 7 minutes left, only her second goal in 110 appearances for her nation, to send out the game to added time.
Australia coach Ante Milicic was not surprisingly ravaged for his team.
There had to be VAR activity as well as it occurred five mins from the interval when a ball bounced off Maria Thorisdottir’s shoulder as well as referee Riem Hussein granted Australia a penalty– a decision that was rescinded after a three-minute VAR review.
Vilde Boe Risa attempted a long-range lob that arrived at the crossbar as Australia battled however hung on for dear life to force the shootout
Norway’s Isabell Herlovsen opened up the racking up shortly after the half-hour; however, Elise Kellond-Knight’s direct corner seven minutes from time sent the game right into extra time– during which Australia’s Alanna Kennedy was sent.
” I’m content with exactly how we dealt with all this pressure and also stressed,” Norway coach Martin Sjogren told a news seminar.
They will face either England or Cameroon for a location in the last 4.
Kerr and Emily Gielnik missed the first two efforts, and also Norway kept one’s cool heads to schedule their location in the last eight.
It was Norway that discovered the back of the web first as Karina Saevik played Herlovsen in and also the demonstrator ended up medically in the 31st minute.
” I don’t understand if there are any words to explain exactly how I’m feeling but, much more notably, exactly how the women are feeling,” he said.
For all their glossy passing, the Matildas confirmed fairly toothless in the location, having taken care of just a single shot on target by the hour mark.
Australia missed their first two spot-kicks in the shootout and also Ingrid Syrstad Engen buried the winning penalty to send out Norway through.
Caroline Graham Hansen’s powerful shot was toppled bench by Australia caretaker Lydia Williams in the 99th minute as both teams attacked non-stop. Kennedy was shown a straight red card for reducing Lisa-Marie Utland as she rushed toward the goal.
Norway beat Australia 4-1 on fines to get to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals for the very first time because 2007 complying with a highly amusing 1-1 draw after additional time on Saturday.
Australia established a high tempo from the beginning as well as went close in the opening minute when Sam Kerr collected a through ball from Caitlin Foord and terminated simply wide.