England will face Australia in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup in Sydney. After surviving a scare against Nigeria in the last-16, the European champions improved to beat Colombia and now have a chance to continue their knockout campaign against the hosts. However, they will be without Lauren James who was suspended for two matches after stamping on the back of Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie.
Australia reached the semi-finals by defeating France on penalties. Sweden’s victory over Japan means that there will be a new winner of the Women’s World Cup this year. Spain and Sweden will face each other in the other semi-final match.
Next, England will play Australia in the semi-finals on Wednesday 16 August at 11:00am BST at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium. The match will be shown on ITV 1. If England win, they will face either Sweden or Spain in the final.
In the group stages, England secured victories against Haiti, Denmark, and China.
The potential path for England to reach the final as group winners is as follows:
– Last 16: England 0-0 Nigeria – England win 4-2 on penalties
– Quarter-final: England 2-1 Colombia – England win 2-1
– Semi-final: England vs Australia – 11:00, Sydney
– Final: (England/Australia) vs (Spain/Sweden) – 11:00, Sydney
In the knockout stages, there were several exciting matches, including Sweden defeating the United States on penalties and Australia defeating France on penalties. The semi-final between Spain and Sweden is scheduled for Tuesday.
The match venues for the tournament include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide in Australia, as well as Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, and Hamilton in New Zealand.
If you are traveling abroad and want to watch the games, you may need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. There are several VPN options available on the market.
Overall, England’s journey in the Women’s World Cup has been challenging but successful so far. They will now face the tough task of taking on Australia in the semi-finals as they aim to reach the final and potentially win the tournament.