The Lionesses have secured a spot within the semi-finals of the Ladies’s World Cup after beating Colombia 2-1.
Colombia led the match with Leicy Stantos’s purpose 44 minutes in after she looped a shot over Mary Earps from the precise, however England’s Lauren Hemp managed to equalise simply minutes earlier than half time after a mistake from goalkeeper Catalina Perez.
Nevertheless it was Alessia Russo who secured England’s profitable purpose 63 minutes in, lobbing the ball into the underside left nook from contained in the penalty space which gave the Lionesses the lead.
Shortly after, Colombia’s Perez left the pitch with an harm and was subbed for Natalia Giraldo.
Sarina Wiegman’s crew will now face co-hosts Australia within the semi-finals on Wednesday 16 August, with kick off at 11am UK time.
Colombia have been the lowest-ranked crew remaining at 25 and had by no means made it previous the event’s spherical of 16.
However this on this event their crew eradicated world quantity two aspect Germany with a 2-1 victory within the group stage and appeared to finish one other giant-killing right here.
For the Lionesses, England’s Ella Toone had stepped in for the suspended Lauren James who was handed a purple card for standing on the again of Michelle Alozie within the Lionesses final match towards Nigeria which resulted in a 4-2 shootout win.
The tense match comes after Australia secured their spot within the semi-finals this morning following a dramatic penalty shootout with France.
Australia have been 7-6 winners after the spot-kicks, which featured seven missed penalties mixed.