'Cheating' Aussies sent helicopter to spy on England training camp ahead of Women's World Cup clash | The Sun
16th August 2023

THE cheating Aussies were up to their old tricks yesterday when a chopper was caught spying on the England camp.

Manager Sarina Weigman was running her heroic Lionesses through their final drills before the big match when the helicopter was spotted.

It later emerged that the Sydney-based Australian Daily Telegraph had funded the spying mission.

The paper said last night: “If England’s Lionesses thought they would happily fly under the radar into the World Cup semi final under the radar they were in for a rude shock.

“We’ve sent the chopper up to see how the old enemy are preparing…

"Welcome to the jungle, Lionesses, we’ve got fun and games.

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“It might not be in the spirit of football, but after last month’s men’s Ashes cricket series we will let the moral arbiters England pass judgment on what is and isn’t acceptable in the world of sport.

"But make no mistake, England are here to ruin Australia’s party…”

The Matildas held their final training session behind closed doors at Kogarah in Sydney while the Lionesses were some 40 miles North at a training ground in Gosford.

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Today’s winners will face Spain in Sunday’s final.

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