Alessia Russo sends England through to World Cup semi-finals after Colombia comeback

By Tom Garry, Girls’s Soccer Reporter at Stadium Australia

England arrange a tantalising semi-final in opposition to co-hosts Australia in Sydney on Wednesday after coming from behind to beat the Girls’s World Cup’s shock bundle Colombia at Stadium Australia.

The Lionesses’ strike duo Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo each bought on the scoresheet to show a tense quarter-final on its head, after Atletico Madrid’s Leicy Santos had deceived Mary Earps with what seemed to be an tried cross that looped over the Manchester United shot-stopper and into the web.

Slight defensive slips from the South Individuals, ranked twenty fifth on this planet and backed by an intimidating crowd, performed an element in each England objectives, with goalkeeper Catalina Perez fumbling the ball on the stroke of half-time to permit Hemp to stab in an important leveller, earlier than a fired-up Russo capitalised on a free ball to lash residence a positive end to win the competition.

It despatched the European champions via to their third consecutive World Cup semi-final, and they’ll now try to succeed in their first international remaining.

They’ll face a Matildas facet who’re within the final 4 for the primary time of their historical past, after their highly-dramatic penalty shootout victory over France in Saturday’s early-evening kick-off.

01:49 PM BST

Russo named participant of the match

I’m buzzing. Semi-final of the World Cup. We’re maintaining the dream alive. Colombia are a prime, prime facet and we needed to dig deep. They’ll trigger you bother in a second however we held a line on the again.

We recuperate and relaxation and go once more. It’s thrilling [to play Australia] however we bought a style of what that is perhaps like tonight, they’ve a fantastic fanbase [Colombia’s fans outnumbering England’s].

You need to all the time dare to dream however we will probably be working exhausting.

01:45 PM BST

These semi-finals

These kick-off occasions are 9am and 11am respectively within the UK.

01:38 PM BST

Daly concern?

Tom Garry experiences

There’s a slight concern for England although, as a result of Rachel Daly is holding her knee in ache. She’s simply stood as much as take part England’s post-much huddle, however she was receiving some consideration from the physios straight after the ultimate whistle.

01:35 PM BST

Tom Garry experiences from Stadium Australia

It’s three Girls’s World Cup semi-finals in a row for the Lionesses. Alessia Russo smiles extensively. She has gained this sport with a scientific end. Sarina Wiegman raises her arm to the sky. ‘Candy Caroline’ blasts out on the audio system. Colombia’s gamers look crestfallen. England needed to huff and puff however they’ve discovered a method to hold successful, and what a prospect that semi-final in opposition to co-hosts Australia on Wednesday is now.

01:35 PM BST

Full time: England 2 Colombia 1

Not very convincing they usually wanted two particular person Colombia errors to attain however all that can soften away underneath the unifying, treacly balm of Candy Caroline. Credit score to Hemp and Russo for being scientific with their ft when the entire facet was lax within the air. However there’s a disturbing lack of fluency and a bent to be knocked off their stride by bodily sides.

England will now play Australia in Wednesday’s semi-final.

01:32 PM BST

90+8 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Stanway is penalised for a foul om the tenacious Durango. However there’s no time to launch one final assault.

01:31 PM BST

90+7 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Colombia hold coming and, after successful the header from Earps’ aim kick, feed Caicedo. Daly does properly to carry her form and create an impediment to the shot which Caicedo ultimately pumps extensive.

01:30 PM BST

90+6 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Ramirez goes up with Vibrant, again to aim, and works it again to Santos who slips as she tried to shoot. Ramirez spins and has a go herself, smacking a 20-yard effort extensive.

01:28 PM BST

90+5 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Vanegas rolls Walsh with a spin then blazes a 25-yard, left-foot effort over the bar.

01:27 PM BST

90+4 min: England 2 Colombia 1

England and Kelly attempt to pin the ball within the nook however Colombia are too sturdy for them and rip it away to modify to their proper and launch one other assault.

01:26 PM BST

90+3 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Bethany England comes on for Hemp whereas England take their time over a throw.

01:25 PM BST

90+1 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Confusion between Bronze and Carter. It was Carter’s to move however Bronze reduce throughout her team-mate to get to Ramirez’s cross first and diverted it straight to Chacon whose deflected shot is smothered by Earps to cease a nook.

Eight minutes have been added.

01:23 PM BST

90 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Kelly is warned and never booked for kicking the ball away when Colombia have a throw.

01:22 PM BST

89 min: England 2 Colombia 1

England are sitting far too deep and once more want Earps to make a save on the close to submit after letting Colombia in down the left facet of their defence.

Tom Garry reports

01:20 PM BST

Luke Edwards experiences

The dearth of subs from Sarina Wiegman is as soon as once more very odd. England’s ahead gamers look drained and they’re now going through wave after wave of Colombia assaults. England performed 120 minutes on Monday evening and a few of them are beginning to really feel the tempo. Lastly Chloe Kelly comes on to switch Russo within the 84th minute… Her reluctance to make in sport modifications is especially complicated given it labored so properly on the Euros final summer time

01:19 PM BST

87 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Two blocks by Vibrant cease Santos’s run up the left after one other low-cost turnover, this time from the in any other case stable Carter.

01:18 PM BST

85 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Chloe Kelly replaces Alessia Russo. Arias continues to obtain therapy.

01:17 PM BST

84 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Arias is down injured after Russo catches her on the knee because the defender did the splits in an try to dam her shot.

01:16 PM BST

82 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Caicedo has come into the center and hyperlinks up with Chacon who has two bites at a shot, blocked by Greenwood. Kelly is getting stripped to return on. They want somebody to carry the ball up and run the channels.

01:15 PM BST

80 min: England 2 Colombia 1

England are taking part in with hearth for the time being, shedding the ball too cheaply and missing journey after they go ahead. Chacon replaces Ospina.

01:13 PM BST

78 min: England 2 Colombia 1

England give Walsh a hospital cross in midfield and she or he’s overwhelmed by three Colombia gamers who launch one other raid down the precise and England someway survive it by the pores and skin of their tooth (and a wayward remaining ball).

01:11 PM BST

76 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Giraldo punches out a Greenwood nook erratically however successfully, sparking a counter led by Caicedo who hares down the left, leaving Toone trailing. Caicedo tries to lace a cross down the within left however Carter reads it and cuts it out.

01:08 PM BST

74 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Hemp turns Guzman inside out and strides to the byline to face up a cross to the close to submit that Giraldo swallows. She was aiming for Russo however Toone and Bronze had been higher positioned on the again submit.

01:06 PM BST

73 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Bronze goes down holding her neck after being caught by Santos’ arm as they challenged for a header. She’s OK.

01:05 PM BST

71 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Earps leaps excessive to her proper to palm Bedoya Durango’s 25-yard pearler over the bar. The chance got here after Daly misplaced possession tamely on the left and Colombia shifted the turnover from Ramirez to Santos and again for the shot.

01:03 PM BST

69 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Laborious to overstate how lax this referee has been. Bronze steps on Caicedo’s metatarsals, by chance I assume but it surely was nonetheless a foul. The ref provides a throw-in.

01:02 PM BST

67 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Appears like Perez really failed a head harm evaluation. She has fallen to her knees a few occasions this half. Maybe the unique blow got here within the first half.

01:00 PM BST

65 min: England 2 Colombia 1

Perez has an issue along with her proper eye and must go off. Colombia are sending on their reserve goalkeeper, Giraldo, who’s 20.

12:56 PM BST


Colombia 1 England 2 (Russo) Vibrant fires the ball as much as Stanway within the inside-right channel and she or he fizzes a cross into the field. Arias ought to clear however will get her ft in a tangle and lets the ball bobble to Russo who opens her physique and slots her right-foot shot throughout aim and in on the backside left nook.

Alessia Russo hits a right-foot shot

Russo shoots to provide England the lead – DAVID GRAY/AFP through Getty Photos

12:55 PM BST

62 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Caribali wins a header and takes out Hemp along with her shoulder. Throw-in for England, excessive on the precise, from which they’re pushed backwards.

12:54 PM BST

Luke Edwards experiences from Stadium Australia

This was an enormous alternative for Ella Toone to show she is value all of the hype she has obtained because the Euros final summer time. I’ve been very disenchanted along with her contribution this night. Lacks motion, to get away from markers or discover pockets of house, ponderous on the ball and never making any late runs into the field to get on the top of issues. England want much more from their quantity 10 on this formation. Drawback is, they don’t actually have anybody ready on the bench who can do it both.

12:53 PM BST

60 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Hemp runs over the ball and runs to the left of the wall. Stanway slips the cross to her and she or he stands up a cross that Peerz claws away a second earlier than Daly arrived. As Colombia break England cease their progress with a tactical/technical/skilled/cynical foul.

12:51 PM BST

58 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Greenwood’s cross to Toone is laid off to Russo who turns to gallop in the direction of aim and is knocked over by Arias. England free-kick 25 yards out, left of centre.

12:50 PM BST

57 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Emma Hayes thinks Greenwood ought to slot in at left-back, Daly play extensive left and Hemp come inside to kind extra of a entrance two as an alternative of splitting.

12:49 PM BST

55 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Walsh slides a diagonal cross out of play. She is nowhere close to her finest after that knee harm however England appear to depend on her.

12:47 PM BST

53 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Good header from Bronze performs Russo in down the precise. She nearly bundles Arias out of the best way and will get in entrance however the defender telescopes out a leg to knock it behind. After two poor Stanway corners, Greenwood takes this one and bends it deep to the again submit the place Daly meets it and heads it straight at Perez.

Daly is just too good within the air to let that chance go begging.

12:44 PM BST

51 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Hep has flabber completely gasted when she tries to defend the ball within the left nook and hits the deck however doesn’t get the free kick.

12:43 PM BST

50 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Vibrant peels to the close to submit however can’t get a contact on it and it appears to return off a Colombia participant because it squirts behind. Stanway has one other go, equally ineffectually.

12:42 PM BST

49 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Russo chases down a left to proper chip and whips over a cross that’s blocked behind for a nook. Stanway will take.

12:40 PM BST

48 min: England 1 Colombia 1

Ramirez shoots into the facet netting from the precise. They’ve began the brighter by far of the 2 sides..

12:39 PM BST

46 min: England 1 Colombia 1

No modifications. Karen Carney was strongly arguing for a formation change for England and a swap to a again 4 however Sarina Wiegman is sticking along with her again three. Carter must be alert to see off Santos and Caicedo.

12:28 PM BST

Luke Edwards’ half-time verdict

England deserved that success simply earlier than half time. Colombia took the lead, in opposition to the run of play, with a mishit cross that looped over the pinnacle of Mary Earps. The England goalkeeper will really feel she ought to have performed higher however it’s a type of issues. It was an actual sucker punch.

England had created all the probabilities earlier than then and to be trustworthy I used to be frightened about how they’d react to going behind for the primary time on this event. They merely shouldn’t have strikers who seem like scoring however Alessia Russo deserves some credit score for making an attempt to get on the top of Bronze header and after a horrific dealing with error from the goalkeeper, Lauren Hemp reacted quickest to poke into the web.

England want to maneuver the ball faster and with extra ambition. They’re the higher facet and if they’ll click on within the remaining third they may get extra possibilities and hopefully objectives

12:27 PM BST

Half-time: England 1 Colombia 1

Within the nick of time England are stage. All the time a fillip to equalise on the stroke of half-time and England are out of jail (presumably solely on licence). They made their very own mattress with some sloppy work and slender defending, basically ceding the Colombia proper to the opposition, however managed to scramble a aim after they wanted it most. They’ve lacked real fluency however neither spirit nor persistence.

12:23 PM BST


England 1 Colombia 1 (Hemp) Goalkeeper makes a correct Horlicks of a save and gift-wraps it for Hemp to stab in. A cross from the left, Bronze heads it throughout aim to Russo who turns it on in the direction of aim. Perez slides out to seize it however fumbles it and pushes it on to Carabali. Russo pounces and stabs the rebound underneath the keeper and Hemp crashes previous to stab it residence.

Lauren Hemp scores

Lauren Hemp steals in to equalise – DAVID GRAY/AFP through Getty Photos

12:21 PM BST

45+5 min: England 0 Colombia 1

Daly performs a right-foot diagonal in from the left. Headed clear.

12:21 PM BST

45+4 min: England 0 Colombia 1

England’s midfield is malfunctioning. They should get on the ball if they’ll and break the 2 banks of 4.

12:19 PM BST

45+2 min: England 0 Colombia 1

Russo twice will get in down the precise however Colombia, with eight behind the ball, crowd her out.

12:18 PM BST

45 min: England 0 Colombia 1

Six minutes of stoppage time are signalled.

12:15 PM BST


England 0 Colombia 1 (Santos)  Colombia have been roasting England down the left facet of their defence and England with their again 5 strung throughout the 18-yard line give Santos far an excessive amount of room and house to line up a shot that arcs above Earps and dips underneath the crossbar as she backpedalled. Earps needed to defend the close to submit which left her susceptible to a chip. The execution was good. Might have been a cross however let’s print the legend as an alternative.

Tom Garry experiences

A unprecedented noise explodes round this stadium from the jubilant Colombia supporters. Sarina Wiegman’s dejected face tells the story for England. It appeared like an tried cross, not a shot, however nonetheless, Mary Earps will probably be livid with herself to have been crushed from there.

Mary Earps of England dives in vain as Leicy Santos

Santos chips Earps to provide Colombia the lead – Cameron Spencer/Getty Picture

12:14 PM BST

42 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Vibrant tries her finest Kaiser impression and strides ahead however ultimately loses the ball. Colombia’s Ospian and Durango are working like Trojans to shut off the inside-forward channels.

12:13 PM BST

Luke Edwards experiences from Sydney

England are on prime and have created all the probabilities to this point with out taking them. Russo and Rachel Daly have each put headers straight on the goalkeeper when they need to have performed higher. Daly has gone shut with an effort from outdoors the field too.

However England are the higher crew for the time being and are discovering issues far simpler in the midst of the pitch than they did in opposition to Nigeria the place they’re choosing their approach via Colombia simply sufficient. They only must be extra exact, with their passing and ending in and across the field. Neither Hemp or Russo seem like dependable sources of objectives, that’s my solely actual concern for the time being.

12:13 PM BST

40 min: England 0 Colombia 0

England had an honest spell of possession halfway via the half however although they’re getting numbers ahead it’s like making an attempt to string a needle with chips and headed passes, wing-backs flooding in from the wings. They might contemplate getting Toone extra concerned and having the nerve to push Daly and Bronze even wider.

12:10 PM BST

38 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Guzman, Santos and Ramirez work a triangle down the precise, probing patiently till Guzman slips the daisycutter cross via to Caicedo who will get the ball out from beneath her ft, feints to create some house however then fired her shot into the recovering Greenwood.

12:10 PM BST

38 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Guzman, Santos and Ramirez work a triangle down the precise, probing patiently till Guzman slips the daisycutter cross via to Caicedo who will get the ball out from beneath her ft, feints to create some house however then fired her shot into the recovering Greenwood.

12:08 PM BST

36 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Greenwood floats the left-foot diagonal deep into the field, aiming for Russo however Vanegas will get above her to win the ball. As Santos tries to take it away, Stanway slides in and takes her out along with her trailing leg.

12:05 PM BST

35 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Ramirez will get away from Greenwood with the fair-looking use of the arm and put England underneath sustained stress from the precise. However England ultimately handle to see them off and Greenwood can have her face checked out.

12:04 PM BST

33 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Vibrant heads Guzman’s cross away on the again submit and sparks a counter with Hemp skittering up the precise. She has little help and has to attend so lengthy for Toone to catch up that she invitations the interception by the point she will be able to lastly launch it.

12:03 PM BST

31 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Couple of misjudgements from Walsh in failing to launch Toone is adopted by a heavy contact from Russo as she stried to activate the sting of the realm.

12:02 PM BST

Tom Garry experiences from Sydney

The officers have missed two blatant fouls by the Colombians previously jiffy alone. Sarina Wiegman seems fairly pissed off that neither problem was punished.

12:01 PM BST

29 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Now Daly cuts in off the left to fulfill a cross switching play along with her proper foot. She takes a contact to nudge Guzman out of the street then wraps her instep round a shot that whistles over the angle of submit and bar.

Ella Toone of England  and Catalina Usme of Colombia compete for the ball

Toone is beasted by Usme within the air – BIANCA DE MARCHI/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

11:59 AM BST

27 min: England 0 Colombia 0

England line up in a Russia 2018 practice. Greenwood’s nook is available in and Colombia swipe it clear to the left nook of the field. Stanway slices her shot however the ball swerves completely on to Daly’s head however she will be able to solely steer it straight a tPerez.

11:56 AM BST

26 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Higher from Toone. dropping into the inside-left pocket to mix with Daly and feed Russo. The centre-forward slips it out to the precise and Bronze takes it to the byline and earns a nook.

11:55 AM BST

24 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Now Daly is poleaxed by Guzman who put a hand one her face and hit her throughout the midriff along with her different arm as she arrived to attempt to get a deal with in. An apparent free-kick not given, most likely deserved a phrase if not a reserving, too.

11:54 AM BST

22 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Bronze bombs down the precise and it takes Vanegas and the remaining Arias, Daniela, to cease her, the previous flopping to earn a free-kick as they tussled by the precise nook.

11:52 AM BST

20 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Guzman takes out Hemp in a facet shunt, Hemp having knocked the ball forward and triggered a dash to start out a burst up the left. Regarded like a bookable offence however the referee retains her playing cards pocketed.

11:50 AM BST

18 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Colombia have loads of talent and tempo. The additional up the sphere England can maintain them, the safer it is going to be. Vibrant overhits a protracted diagonal on the lookout for Bronze and, a minute later, must be bailed out by Walsh when one other cross she slid up the within proper went straight to Bedoya Durango. Walsh will get the deal with in.

11:48 AM BST

16 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Caicedo burns previous Bronze down the left, cuts inside and balloons a shot excessive and extensive. She had Bronze on toast along with her pace and shut management there.

Lauren Hemp of England shoots whilst under pressure from Daniela Arias and Carolina Arias

Carolina Arias is injured when blocking Hemp’s shot – Lars Baron/Getty Photos

11:45 AM BST

15 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Usme takes on a protracted shot that’s blocked after which Guzman snaffles the rebound and bombs down the precise. England see the hazard off via Greenwood.

Luke Edwards experiences from Sydney

I believe Russo would have been judged to be offside within the construct up from Lucy Bronze’s cross but it surely was worrying that she didn’t discover the again of the web with that probability, firing the ball straight into the gang of our bodies in the midst of the aim quite than the unguarded backside left hand nook. Russo snatched on the shot. Doesn’t strike me as a ahead filled with confidence. Removed from it

11:44 AM BST

14 min: England 0 Colombia 0

As quickly as England break the entrance press they’ve tons of house. And in the event that they bypass it solely, utilizing direct balls from the again, they give the impression of being very harmful.

11:43 AM BST

12 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Colombia ship Guzman on for Carolina Arias. England work a nook routine, seemingly going backwards earlier than floating a cross in the direction of the penalty spot that Russo meets flush on her forehead however can not beat Perez.

11:42 AM BST

10 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Usme drops again to right-back and stops Daly however England chip a diagonal out to Bronze, who heads again throughout aim and Vanegas goes down underneath her problem. She wasn’t fouled however the sport was stopped nonetheless earlier than England might take the nook.

11:40 AM BST

8 min: England 0 Colombia 0

It isn’t the blow to the pinnacle that’s the issue for Araias however her knee which was pinned to the bottom by her keeper as they scrambled to cease Hemp’s shot. Colombia are right down to 10 momentarily.

11:39 AM BST

7 min: England 0 Colombia 0

England break shortly and pierce the press down the precise. Bronze floats a cross deep and Carolina Arias makes courageous blocks from Russo and Hemp. She wears Hemp’s half volley flush within the face and the lino ultimately raises her flag. Russo was an inch or two offside,

Lengthy delay for a concussion take a look at.

11:36 AM BST

5 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Greenwood is booed for passing the ball sq. and, every contact, as England construct slowly from the again, is jeered and whistled. Stanway injects some urgency by firing a cross as much as Toone but it surely doesn’t stick.

11:35 AM BST

Luke Edwards experiences from Sydney

Round 10,000 Colombians reside in Sydney and nearly all of them are contained in the Sydney Stadium judging by the noise when their nationwide anthem was sung. With the neutrals additionally showing to be supporting the South American facet, that is going to really feel and sound like an away sport for England.

11:34 AM BST

3 min: England 0 Colombia 0

Ospina brings the ball ahead and overloads on the precise with Carolina Arias, Usme and Ramirez. Their motion is slick and they’re discovering house as England take a second to settle.

Usme whips in a reasonably tame shot from the precise along with her left that Earps gobbles up simply.

11:33 AM BST

1 min: England 0 Colombia 0

England take the knee, Colombia, really taking part in in violet shirts – apologies I used to be fooled by the tracksuits – kick off and attempt to put Ramirez via with Usme’s cross. Earps is out shortly to assemble.

England’s each contact is booed by a partisan, anti-English crowd of Australians and Colombians.

11:30 AM BST

Australia’s second of victory

11:29 AM BST

The dynamic duo

Extra Mainwaring and Pike than Batman and Robin:

11:27 AM BST

England belt out the nationwide anthem

After which Millie Vibrant points the normal, Weller-esque ‘Come on, let’s go’ rallying cry.

Colombia’s nationwide anthem, against this, is an absolute banger.

11:25 AM BST

Out come the groups

England in white/blue/white, Colombia in these primrose shirts.

11:24 AM BST

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11:22 AM BST

Tom Garry experiences from Sydney

Sydney’s Olympic Park and Cathy Freeman Park have been packed all night with anxious Australia followers glued to the numerous massive screens. Now hundreds of them are streaming into the stadium to observe this match too. The vast majority of supporters inside inside stadium, although, and donning the yellow of Colombia. Their followers have been banging drums outdoors since about 5.30pm native time. Flame throwers are lighting up the sky too. It’s a correct ambiance.

11:21 AM BST

Luke Edwards experiences from Sydney

The considered an Australia vs England World Cup semi remaining has bought everybody excited within the English media pack and it actually can be an excellent event for the ladies’s sport. All that historical past and the depth of the rivalry transferred to ladies’s soccer.

However England have numerous work to do to get via in opposition to Colombia. It’s a completely different kind of take a look at to the Nigeria sport however equally as tough. For me, England’s defence would be the distinction and Sarina Wiegman’s facet ought to have sufficient to win. Each quarter-final has been tight to this point and this will probably be no completely different.

11:14 AM BST

Ella Toone is available in for Lauren James

Ellan Toone , whose elegant end within the Euros remaining final yr put England 1-0 up in opposition to Germany, takes the attacking midfield place and desires to copy the motion of James in opposition to China and Haiti. If Colombia observe Nigeria’s lead and go to one-to-one marking quite than zonal, Toone’s motion will probably be key.

Ella Toone and Keira Walsh warm up on the field

Manchester United’s No10 Ella Toone, proper, returns to the beginning XI – Zac Goodwin/PA Wire

11:01 AM BST

Australia win 7-6 on penalties

And undergo to Wednesday’s semi-final the place they may tackle England or Colombia.

10:57 AM BST

Maria Ramirez on the duty Colombia face

“Colombia has proven that we’ve got expertise and that we’ve got sacrificed on the pitch. We hope for a optimistic outcome.

“It’s going to be tough for us however we all know learn how to assault them.

“We will do some bit of injury and that is what we’re going to be making an attempt to do throughout the match.”

10:51 AM BST

Australia keeper saves one then hits the submit along with her effort

Which means it’s sudden dying at 3-3 in Brisbane.

10:46 AM BST

Australia and France

Within the third quarter-final are at present engaged in a penalty shootout. Each side have missed one apiece with two penalties of the 5 to go.

10:35 AM BST

Your groups in black and white

England  Earps; Carter, Vibrant, Greenwood; Bronze, Stanway, Walsh, Daly; Russo; Toone, Hemp. 
Substitutes  Hampton, Roebuck, Robinson, Charles, Coombs, England, Kelly, Morgan, Nobbs,Wubben-Moy, Zelem.

Colombia  Perez; Carolina Arias, Carabali, Daniela Arias,Vanegas; Ospina, Durango; Santos, Caicedo, Ramirez; Usme.
Substitutes  Giraldo, Sepulveda, Andrade, Bahr, Baron, Caracas, Chacon,Guzman, Montoya, Ramos, Restrepo, Reyes.

Referee Ekaterina Koroleva (USA)

10:31 AM BST

One change for Colombia as properly

Manuela Vanegas replaces Ana Maria Guzman at full-back.

10:29 AM BST

England make one change

Ella Toone is available in for Lauren James and England persist with a again three:

10:25 AM BST

Preview: Time for the ‘actual England’ to face up

Good morning and welcome to reside protection of the World Cup quarter-final between England and Colombia. England have reached the final eight for the fifth event in succession whereas Colombia, spectacular of their group stage victories over Germany and South Korea, much less so within the Spherical of 16 tie in opposition to Jamaica which they gained 1-0, are right here for the primary time.

England face a tactical in addition to a variety dilemma after Lauren James’ purple card and two-match suspension, not solely over who ought to are available to switch the Chelsea winger and England’s breakthrough performer however over whether or not to desert the again three they used in opposition to China so successfully and Nigeria, when it began to creak. What is obvious is that England really feel they’re but to do their expertise justice.

“We may give extra,” mentioned Lucy Bronze throughout the build-up. “We’re a improbable crew with extremely proficient gamers. There’s no level in taking part in our greatest performances within the first video games, we’d as properly save them for the quarter-finals or additional than that.

“A very powerful factor is that we’re popping out of video games with wins,” Bronze mentioned. “We’re those who’re nonetheless within the competitors and there’s many prime groups who’re going residence as a result of they haven’t been capable of get that time or been capable of see the video games out within the penalty shootout and we’ve got.

“We’ve constructed on each sport, we’ve taken one thing from each sport – whether or not that was the Haiti sport that was bodily, the Denmark sport after we misplaced our key participant in Keira, the China sport we modified the formation utterly, [and] we had a purple card,” she mentioned.

“All the things that has been thrown at us, we’ve handled and moved ahead. I don’t see many different groups who’ve had that adversity and if that they had, I don’t assume they’ve managed to beat the best way we’ve got.

“On the similar time, we’re not pleased with our performances.”

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