England will be facing Colombia in the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup. Despite a close call against Nigeria in the previous round, the European champions are aware of the challenge posed by Colombia, who caused an upset by defeating Germany in the group stages. However, England will be without star forward Lauren James, who has been suspended for the quarter-final due to an incident involving Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie.
Before facing Colombia, the Lionesses will know who their potential opponents in the semi-finals will be, as hosts Australia take on France in another quarter-final match. The Women’s World Cup will see a new winner this year, as Sweden knocked out Japan in the previous round and will face Spain in the semi-finals.
The upcoming England vs Colombia match is scheduled for Saturday 12 August at 11:30 BST at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium, and it will be broadcasted on ITV 1. If England manages to win, they will face either France or Australia in the semi-finals. On the other side of the draw, Sweden will go up against Spain for a spot in the final.
In the group stage, England secured victories in all their matches. They defeated Haiti 1-0, Denmark 1-0, and thrashed China 6-1. As group winners, their path to the final includes a last-16 match against Nigeria, which they won on penalties.
The knockout stages have already seen some exciting matches. Spain defeated Switzerland 5-1, while Japan overcame Norway with a 3-1 victory. Netherlands defeated South Africa 2-0, and Sweden eliminated United States on penalties. England’s quarter-final match against Nigeria also ended in a penalty shootout, with England emerging as the winner.
The match venues for the Women’s World Cup are spread across Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, the stadiums include Sydney’s Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium, Brisbane’s Lang Park, Melbourne’s Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Perth’s Perth Rectangular Stadium, and Adelaide’s Hindmarsh Stadium. In New Zealand, the matches will be held at Auckland’s Eden Park, Wellington Regional Stadium, Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, and Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium.
For those traveling abroad and wanting to watch the Lionesses’ matches, using a VPN may be necessary to unblock the streaming app. VPNs can help bypass geo-restrictions and provide access to streaming services.