On Tuesday, in the World Cup qualifiers final, The Republic of Ireland gained a spectacular 1-0 victory over Scotland and placed in World Cup.
Amber Barrett scored the final winning goal for Ireland, which was the most important goal in the history of women’s football in the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland’s Amber scored the goal in the second-half 72nd minute, which booked Ireland an unexpected flight to New Zealand and Australia for the World Cup finals next summer.
This defeat left Scotland and Caroline Weir upset, as in the first half, Weir hit a penalty, but she missed it.
Vera Pauw, Ireland coach, who previously managed Scotland from 1998 to 2004, led Ireland to the World Cup finals.
The match occurred at Hampden Park, Scotland, where more than 10k crowd came, and it was a record attendance for a competitive Scotland women’s game.
Courtney Brosnan, the goalkeeper of Ireland, also played an important role in the win against Scotland, as she brilliantly stopped the spot-kick from Weir.
Pauw said Courtney’s penalty save was not luck, and we knew where it was going. Moreover, she said preparation is everything, we were ready for every scenario, and we trained for every situation.
After the winning goal from Amber, Pauw said I could not believe it, and Amber’s first touch made the game.
Amber, who is a Donegal native, dedicated her historic goal to the ten victims of the Creeslough tragedy. Amber said my grandparents are born and bred there, and I spend my holidays there with my uncle.
Moreover, she said I am dedicating this result and the goal to the ten beautiful souls who unfortunately perished, for all their families. She said I know they touched their lives, and they have touched ours. This is for Cresslough, and this is for Donegal, Amber said.