Abigail Harrison sinks Austria to put Scotland on verge of World Cup | Women’s World Cup 2023

For Abigail Harrison and Scotland, the moment was worth waiting for. This World Cup playoff semi-final had rumbled into extra time before Harrison stooped to head in Erin Cuthbert’s corner. Austria appealed in vain for a handball as Harrison enjoyed euphoric celebration.

Scotland will return to Hampden Park on Tuesday, when they will face the Republic of Ireland for a possible berth in Australia and New Zealand next summer. The element of doubt stems from a ludicrously confusing playoff process.

On this evidence, the Scots would not trouble the leading lights in the tournament proper but…

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