England expects because the Lionesses are simply two victories away from successful their first ever main event trophy, with Sweden the Euro 2022 semi-final opponents at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night (kick-off 8pm BST).
England swept by way of the group stage, scoring a report 14 objectives with out reply towards Austria, Norway and Northern Eire however got here perilously near exiting their house event within the quarter-finals after they trailed Spain 1-0 with six minutes to play earlier than Ella Toone dramatically equalised and Georgia Stanway’s gorgeous objective secured a 2-1 win after extra-time.
The Lionesses shall be roared on by one other capability house crowd however their semi-final report at main tournaments doesn’t bode nicely – defeats on the 1987, 1995 and 2013 Euros combining with losses on the 2015 and 2019 World Cups for a report of 5 defeats to only two wins (1984 and 2009 Euros). Nonetheless, right-back Lucy Bronze is assured issues shall be totally different this time.
“It’s an enormous alternative,” stated Bronze. “I’m fortunate sufficient to have skilled semi-finals, unfortunate sufficient to have skilled defeat. To date issues have been a bit totally different from earlier tournaments, however psychologically we’ve at all times been ready to be on the prime. Loads of gamers are used to being in successful groups now greater than ever.” Right here’s every part that you must know:
When is England vs Sweden?
The match will kick off at 8pm GMT on Tuesday 26 July. It is going to be performed at Bramall Lane in Sheffield.
How can I watch it?
It is going to be proven stay on BBC One, with protection ranging from 7:25pm. It’ll even be proven stay on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport web site.
What’s the workforce information?
England have named an unchanged line-up for each Euro 2022 match to date and, with no harm worries, Sarina Wiegman has the choice of doing so once more. Alessia Russo and Ella Toone have repeatedly impressed off the bench and will theoretically begin forward of Ellen White and Fran Kirby respectively, whereas left-back Rachel Daly had a torrid time towards Spain which suggests Alex Greenwood may begin forward of her, however Wiegman is more than likely to stay with the XI that have gotten her this far – and permit the substitutes to proceed to affect video games off the bench.
Sweden’s points primarily revolve round Covid-19, with Hanna Glas, Emma Kullberg and Jonna Andersson all lacking the quarter-final win over Belgium after testing constructive. Offering the trio can be found, Glas and Andersson will probably begin as the 2 full-backs however the the rest of the workforce needs to be unchanged, together with a entrance three of Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, Fridolina Rolfo and Stina Blackstenius, regardless of Rolfo struggling to have an effect on proceedings towards the Crimson Flames.
England XI: Earps; Bronze, Brilliant, Williamson, Daly; Walsh, Stanway; Kirby; Hemp, White, Mead
Sweden XI: Lindahl; Glas, Ilestedt, Eriksson, Andersson; Angeldahl, Asllani, Bjorn; Rytting Kaneryd, Rolfo, Blackstenius
England’s report in semi-finals at main tournaments is dicey however in Wiegman, they’ve the final word event supervisor and it is a facet bristling with confidence and self-belief. The Lionesses are a greater workforce than Sweden and may have the ability to get the job finished. England 3-1 Sweden