Ireland delight as Amber Barrett sends them to World Cup amid Scotland woe

  • Scotland Women 0-1 Republic of Ireland Women
  • Hosts’ Caroline Weir misses first-half penalty

Amber Barrett scored surely the most important goal in the history of women’s football in the Republic of Ireland, to secure Vera Pauw’s impressive side a ticket to their first major tournament.

Barrett’s stellar second‑half finish booked Ireland an unexpected flight to Australia and New Zealand for the World Cup finals next summer, leaving Scotland – and Caroline Weir especially – reflecting on what might have been.

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