Australia v Italy: Matildas begin World Cup campaign

first_imgAustralia will begin their 2019 Women’s World Cup campaign on Sunday, June 9 (9pm AEST) against Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in France.The Matildas come into the tournament ranked sixth in the world, while Italy currently sit 15th ahead of their first Women’s World Cup appearance since 1999.These two nations have faced each other eight times previously with their first meeting coming in 1997 and both claiming three wins since.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Australia will be strong favourites to claim a fourth win however as they appear at their seventh straight World Cup.  Game Australia vs Italy Date Sunday, June 9 Time 9:00pm AEST  Stream (AUS only) Optus Sport TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch Every Matildas match at the Women’s World Cup, including Australia’s match against Italy, is available live and free on SBS. For those looking to stream the match, Optus Sport will also be showing every match of the tournament. The platform requires a monthly subscription of $14.99 for non-Optus customers.   AUS TV channel Online stream SBS Optus Sport  Squads & Team News Matildas jersey Position Australia squad Goalkeepers Williams, Arnold, Micah Defenders Simon, Polkinghorne, Roestbakken, Catley, Kennedy, Carpenter, Allen Midfielders Luik, Logarzo, Kellond-Knight, Van Egmond, Yallop, Gorry, Harrison Forwards Foord, Kerr, Fowler, Raso, Gielnik, De Vanna Possible Matildas XI: Williams, Carpenter, Polkinghorne, Kennedy, Catley, Kellond-Knight, Van Egmond, Logarzo, Raso, Foord, Kerr. Position Italy squad Goalkeepers Giuliani, Marchitelli, Pipitone Defenders Gama, Linari, Gaugni, Bartoli, Fusetti, Boattin, Tucceri Midfielders Bergamaschi, Galli, Rosucci, Parisi, Bonansea, Serturini, Cernoia, Giugliano Forwards Sabatino, Girelli, Tarenzi, Mauro, Giacinti Betting & Match Odds Australia are heavy favourites to claim a win against Italy going at odds of $1.57, courtesy of bet365. A draw is valued at $3.80 and an Italy win at $6.The Matildas odds of winning the Women’s World Cup currently sit at $15, while Italy’s chances are ranked at $51. Match Preview MatildasAfter months of off-field drama following the sacking of coach Alen Stajcic, the Matildas will be desperate to let their football do the talking in France.Led now by Ante Milicic, Australia suffered a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in their final match before the World Cup and have lost their past two games after a 5-3 defeat to the United States.The Matildas began 2019 with three straight wins however which saw them pick up the inaugural Cup of Nations and they’ll be hoping to get things back on track against Italy. These two sides last met in 2014 when Australia claimed an emphatic 5-2 win at the Cyprus Cup. Italy have however found form at the right time and have won seven of their nine games played in 2019 – losing on penalties to North Korea and drawing with Poland. Both the Matildas and Italy aren’t short of attacking talent with Sam Kerr and Daniela Sabatino both worth keeping an eye on in the final third.On paper, Australia should prove too strong across the park but Italy won’t be making life easy for a green and gold side that have conceded eight goals in their past two games.last_img read more

Deputy Commons speakers daughter in very toxic relationship before being found dead

first_imgI am truly devastated by the death of our beautiful daughter Natalie. Our family will never be the same without our loving granddaughter, sister & aunty. Thank you for the kind support we’ve received it is overwhelming. Please continue to respect our privacy & allow us to grieve. pic.twitter.com/e5BuXUgnAk— Lindsay Hoyle (@LindsayHoyle_MP) December 16, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Natalie Lewis-Hoyle pictured with her grandfather, Lord HoyleCredit:pixel 8000  Natalie Lewis-Hoyle see here with Grandfather Lord Hoyle But both her parents, who attended along with their partners, said they were troubled by phone calls they believed had affected their daughter’s state of mind. They said she had expressed no intentions to take her own life.Miss Lewis-Hoyle had been collected by her mother from Hatfield Peverel railway station on December 14 and had a blood alcohol level of 171 milligrams per 100 millilitres.Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray said she wanted to put that in context by adding that “she wasn’t driving and it was a week night before Christmas” when many people went for drinks after work. The coroner said: “She was in a somewhat troubled relationship.” Mrs Lewis responded: “A very toxic relationship.”Mrs Lewis said of her daughter: “When somebody is in psychological torment you don’t get the bruises and the fat lips and the black eyes.”Mrs Beasley-Murray recorded an open conclusion, at which point Miss Lewis-Hoyle’s parents comforted each other and Mrs Lewis said: “Thank you.” The daughter of Commons Deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle had been in a “toxic” relationship before her death in her bedroom at home, an inquest heard.Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, died in Heybridge, Essex, on December 15 last year.The young parish councillor was described as someone who had been full of life and had a “whole bundle of energy” at the hearing in Chelmsford.She had been reflecting on a troubled relationship before her death, but was “finally coming to terms with the fact that it wasn’t going to go anywhere”, her mother Miriam Lewis said.Essex Police concluded there were no suspicious circumstances and had been no third party involvement in Miss Lewis-Hoyle’s death. This was accepted by the court. Mrs Lewis, who is a Maldon district councillor for the Conservative Party, said: “I’m afraid for me I accept that within the law as it stands at the time there was no third party involvement but it’s not something that I am going to be able to put out of my head.”She said there had been an “attack”, the details of which were not given, a few weeks before at a time when her daughter’s relationship “was really, really deteriorating”. The coroner added: “We haven’t got all of the bits of the jigsaw. We will never quite know what was going through her mind. So that’s what I am going to record.”Miss Lewis-Hoyle had been chairwoman of the environment committee at Heybridge parish council and was “clearly much loved”, the coroner added.Her father said: “She was a person that loved life. She was life. She brought life to everybody.”Referencing her daughter’s small frame, Mrs Lewis said: “She was a tiny person, a teeny tiny person. She was a pocket rocket. She was just a whole bundle of energy.”Mrs Beasley-Murray expressed her condolences to the family. When somebody is in psychological torment you don’t get the bruises and the fat lips and the black eyesMother Miriam Lewis Mrs Lewis found her daughter at home the next morning and she was pronounced dead at 6.46am.Sir Lindsay Hoyle, asked Detective Inspector Gary Biddle: “There were phone calls that evening, has this been taken into account?”, to which he confirmed it had been.Sir Lindsay, a Labour MP for Chorley in Lancashire, said he believed what happened had been “a reaction to that phone call”, adding it “had left somebody in a different state of mind than what they had been in (before)”.Sir Lindsay said: “It is my view that it is something that was a reaction to that phone call. She was a person who loved life, she was life and she brought life to everybody. She was planning the year ahead.”last_img read more