Hasegawa, Cissoko, Arnold, Yallop, Evans and Leon in international action


Five West Ham United Women were in international action this weekend as preparation for the summer tournaments continues.

With UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, which is hosted by England, now a fortnight away, national teams are playing warm-up matches across the continent in preparation, including Hawaii Cissokoit’s France and Dagny Brynjarsdottirthis is Iceland.

Cissoko was sadly sent off in France’s 4-0 win over Cameroon at the Pierre Brisson stadium in Beauvais, near Paris, on Saturday. The defender received two yellow cards in quick succession after being introduced as a second-half substitute and will now be suspended for a friendly with Vietnam on Friday July 1.

Brynjarsdóttir’s Iceland kick off their preparations with an away friendly against Poland at Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski Stadium on Wednesday 29 June.

With 16 nations involved in the competition, which kicks off on Wednesday July 6, countries around the world are pitting the qualified teams against other European teams for friendly internationals, with Yui Hasegawa’s Japan and mackenzie arnold and Tameka Yallop‘s Australia among them.

Melvine Malard, Griedge Mbock Bathy and Ouleymata Sarr (two) scored the goals in a comfortable win for the French, who are in Group D alongside Iceland at Euro 2022.

Japan itself will host the East Asian Football Federation’s E-1 Women’s Championship next month, with action beginning on Tuesday July 19, and has stepped up its own preparations for the tournament, which also includes China, Chinese Taipei and South Korea, with a 5 -0 win over Serbia.

Hasegawa started and played the full 90 minutes in midfield as Japan won 5-0 at the Football Association of Serbia sports center in Stara Pazova.

Riko Ueki, Hikaru Naomoto, Hinata Miyazawa, Remina Chiba and Yui Narumiya were all on course for Japan, who then travel to Veritas Stadion in Turku to face Finland on Monday June 27.

Arnold and Yallop had a day to forget in Australia, beaten 7-0 by Spain at the Estadio Nuevo Colombino in Huelva on Saturday.

Yallop started and played the first 67 minutes before being substituted, which Arnold replaced Teagan Micah in the half-time goal against Spain, who are in Group B at Euro 2022.

Australia will be hoping for a more positive outcome when they travel to the Estadio António Coimbra da Mota to face Portugal – another Euro 2022 qualifier – on Tuesday, June 28.

Two nations that did not qualify for Euro 2022 – Scotland and Ukraine – met on Friday at the Stadion Miejski w Rzeszowie in Poland.

There, West Ham’s Lisa Evans started as Scotland lost 4-0, with former Hammer Martha Thomas scoring two of her country’s goals.

The 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Championship taking place in Mexico from July 6, Adriana Leon and Canada tied South Korea 0-0 at BMO Field in Toronto on Sunday night.

Canada have been drawn to face Trinidad and Tobago, Panama and Costa Rica in Group B at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, after finishing second to the United States at the 2018 tournament.


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