2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Alessia Russo (7')
  • Nikita Parris (69')

England qualify for 2023 World Cup after win in Austria

Lawson: England didn't need top gear to beat Austria (1:22)

Sophie Lawson reacts to England booking their place at the World Cup with a win over Austria. (1:22)

England secured an impressive 2-0 victory in Austria on Saturday to book their place in the 2023 World Cup finals.

Alessia Russo opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half while second-half substitute Nikita Parris grabbed a second to seal qualification.

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It was the Lionesses' first match since winning Euro 2022 as the host nation last month.

Sarina Wiegman's side have now booked their place for the 2023 tournament which takes place in Australia and New Zealand.

Following qualification, the Lionesses will host a box-office match against the reigning World Cup holders United States at Wembley on Oct. 7.

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