Ireland, Switzerland qualify for 2023 World Cup; Scotland, Wales fall short

Ireland and Switzerland qualified for the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after wins over Scotland and Wales, while Portugal will advance to the inter-confederation playoffs after sealing victory over Iceland.

Ireland edged past Scotland with 1-0 win in Glasgow secured via a goal from Amber Barrett in the 72nd minute, meaning they reached their first ever World Cup finals.

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Real Madrid midfielder Caroline Weir missed a penalty in the 14th minute which was awarded to Scotland for a handball by Ireland's Niamh Fahey.

Meanwhile forward Fabienne Humm scored the winner in the first minute of stoppage time as Switzerland fought back from a goal down to force extra time and earn a 2-1 victory over Wales in Zurich earlier on Tuesday.

The defeat was agonising for Wales as it ended their hopes of reaching the World Cup for the first time, coming closer to qualifying than they ever had before.

Defender Rhiannon Roberts scored in the 19th minute from inside the six-yard box to give Wales the lead after headers from Gemma Evans and Kayleigh Green following an Angharad James corner.

Ramona Bachmann fired home to level in the 45th minute when Noelle Maritz found her with a pass inside the penalty area.

Bachmann thought she had scored the winner when she fired into the top corner in the 83rd minute but it was disallowed after a VAR review for offside in the build-up.

"It is incredibly tough to take," Wales manager Gemma Grainger told the BBC. "We know the margins at this level are fine and that has been shown tonight."

Portugal earned a 4-1 win against Iceland thanks to goals in extra time from forward Diana Silva, midfielder Tatiana Pinto and forward Francisca Nazareth.

Portugal defender Carole Costa opened the scoring in 55th minute from the penalty spot after Iceland midfielder Aslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdottir brought down Jessica Silva.

Gunnlaugsdottir was shown a red card for violent conduct but Bayern Munich defender Glodis Viggosdottir equalised four minutes later and Iceland held on until they crumbled in extra time.

Portugal advance to the inter-confederation playoffs, the draw for which will be made on Oct. 14.