The Republic of Eire’s behind-closed-doors Girls’s World Cup warm-up match in opposition to Colombia was known as off after simply 20 minutes for being “overly bodily”.
The PA information company understands the choice was made following various tough challenges in Friday’s contest.
After the deserted recreation in Brisbane, Eire midfielder Denise O’Sullivan was taken to hospital with a bang to the shin – with the outcomes of her scan because of be found on Saturday morning.
After the match was delivered to a untimely finish, the Republic staff took half in a full coaching session.
The harm blow to O’Sullivan comes simply six days earlier than the Republic kick off their Girls’s World Cup marketing campaign, as Vera Pauw’s staff open the match on July twentieth in opposition to co-hosts Australia.
O’Sullivan, who performs her membership soccer for North Carolina Braveness in the USA, is among the key gamers within the staff, alongside Arsenal midfielder Katie McCabe.
What’s the World Cup schedule?
The group stage will start on July 20 and run over a two-week interval ending on August 3 and see group winners and runners-up progress to the spherical of 16, which takes place from August 5 to August 8.
The quarter-finals, which can be held in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney, are scheduled for August 11 and 12.
The primary semi-final will then be performed on August 15 in Auckland, with the opposite semi-final happening on August 16 on the Accor Stadium in Sydney, which can then host the ultimate on August 20.
A 3rd-place play-off can be performed the day earlier than the ultimate on August 19 in Brisbane.