Xbox, table tennis and toddlers: Matildas find the light side of Women’s World Cup | Women’s World Cup 2023

The Matildas do not play Nigeria in the Women’s World Cup until Thursday night. But that hasn’t stopped one national team player trying to manifest a win – on the video game Fifa.

Defender Charlotte Grant has spent some of the past week in bed overcoming illness and jetlag, having been the last player to join the squad. But thanks to an Xbox given as a gift from teammate Ellie Carpenter, who has a sponsorship deal with Microsoft, Grant has put the time to good use.

“I downloaded Fifa – that’s the go-to at the moment,” she said. “I haven’t done player mode yet, I got…


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