When is the Lionesses’ Women’s World Cup semi-final?

Alessia Russo of England celebrates with teammates Georgia Stanway and Ella Toone after scoring her staff’s second objective in the course of the FIFA Girls’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Quarter Closing match between England and Colombia at Stadium Australia on August 12, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photograph by Naomi Baker

England’s Girls’s World Cup semi-final towards Australia is ready to be essentially the most watched sporting occasion Down Underneath for the reason that Sydney Olympics 23 years in the past.

Australia beat France on penalties of their quarter-final and curiosity ranges will soar larger within the coming days, with the truth that the Matildas will face the “previous enemy” including spice to an already tasty event.

The Lionesses, who beat Colombia within the quarter-final, can be taking up a complete nation, with the sport already a sellout. There aren’t any resale tickets obtainable on the Fifa web site with demand far outstripping provide on the 75,000-capacity stadium that hosted the 2000 Olympics.

The Matildas’ quarter-final win over France has already attracted Australia’s highest tv viewers for a sporting occasion for a decade, with an estimated common in the course of the sport of 4.17 million, and it was essentially the most streamed occasion in Australian sporting historical past, with 472,000 watching on 7Plus.

The height viewers watching the sport stay on Channel 7 was 7.2 million, making it the largest tv viewers since Cathy Freeman’s 400-metre remaining on the Sydney Olympics. That occasion reportedly attracted 8.8 million viewers and this week’s semi-final may push that document shut once more.

What and when is it?

Kick-off is at 11am UK time on Wednesday August 16 (8pm Sydney native time).

The opposite semi-final, between Spain and Sweden, is on Tuesday at 9am UK time. There can be a brand new title on the World Cup trophy when the ultimate is performed on Sunday at 11am UK time.

View the total fixtures and outcomes right here.

The place is the match being performed?

England’s semi-final towards Australia can be at Stadium Australia in Sydney, which can also be the place the ultimate can be on Sunday August 20.

The way to watch

Broadcasting rights for the Girls’s World Cup are being shared between BBC and ITV. It was ITV who broadcast England’s quarter-final win however the BBC have rights to broadcast each semi-finals .

What are England saying?

Lauren Hemp of England celebrates with teammate Alessia Russo after scoring her team's first goal

By Luke Edwards, in Sydney

Lauren Hemp has warned England’s historic rivals that the Lionesses are “unstoppable” at their greatest.

Hemp is nicely conscious of the sporting custom between the 2 nations and England’s gamers would love to have the ability to wreck the match for his or her hosts in Sydney.

Curiously, in each the last-16 sport towards Nigeria in Brisbane and once more within the quarter-final towards Colombia, a lot of the Australians within the crowd seemed to be cheering for England’s opponents. That has spurred England’s gamers on they usually might want to present all of their power of character to deprive the house staff of a spot within the remaining.

“We’re all feeling actually assured, Australia – carry it on,” Hemp advised ITV after the sport. “It’s going to be a packed out stadium with so many Australian followers, however we all know if we play at our greatest we’re unstoppable, so hopefully we’ll have the ability to carry that.”

These sentiments had been echoed by captain Millie Vibrant, who insisted England would thrive enjoying in entrance of a partisan residence crowd.

“The ambiance was unbelievable however as gamers we would like that, we would like sold-out stadiums, we would like it to be tense on the market,” stated Vibrant. “As a participant you thrive off of that and for me that’s adrenaline.

“For me, irrespective of who the followers are, you’re truly fairly pleased with it as nicely. We would like that in a World Cup, we would like it to be individuals turning on the TV and saying, ‘God, have a look at the gang, it’s unbelievable’.

“As a participant you’re feeling that and you employ it to your benefit as nicely, it’s not an obstacle that there is perhaps quite a lot of Australia followers there.”

Lucy Bronze expects the partisan help to have an effect on Australia, for higher or for worse.

“There are positives and negatives for being that residence nation and for being the staff towards them,” Bronze stated.

“It may be quite a lot of stress to placed on groups. I bear in mind enjoying Canada [who were hosts] in 2015 and there was quite a lot of stress placed on that staff and it gave them quite a lot of struggle.

“It was the identical factor for us within the Euros final yr. The twelfth man as they are saying – it actually helped us. It was a key half to us successful and I believe that’s been a key half for Australia after they’re backs have been towards the wall this match. It is going to be one other feisty event and we’re trying ahead to it.”

Who’s in England’s squad?

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester Metropolis)

Defenders: Millie Vibrant (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester Metropolis), Esme Morgan (Manchester Metropolis), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Laura Coombs (Manchester Metropolis), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Bethany England (Tottenham Hotspur), Lauren Hemp (Manchester Metropolis), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester Metropolis), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alessia Russo (Manchester United)

What are Australians saying?

Australia have been enthusiastic co-hosts of the match, with ticket gross sales making this essentially the most attended Girls’s World Cup of all time. However the truth the Matildas have progressed to this point within the competitors, having wanted to win their remaining group sport towards Canada to qualify for the knockout rounds, has captured the creativeness of a sport-mad nation like by no means earlier than.

Outstanding Australian sportswriter Robert Craddock stated of the Matilda’s dramatic penalty shoot-out win over France within the quarter-final: “Even earlier than it was completed, it stood in all of its nerve-jangling glory, as one of many biggest Australian sporting occasions of all time.”

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has even promised to grant a nationwide public vacation if the Matildas beat England and go on to raise the trophy in subsequent Sunday’s remaining.

What are the chances?

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