England break Australian hearts to secure World Cup final spot

England into the World Cup final after defeating Australia
(PHOTO: fifa.com)

England defeated Australia 3-1 to secure a spot in the final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The English team came off a 2-1 win over Colombia to set up a semifinal meeting with tournament joint hosts Australia.

Australia, which defeated France in the quarterfinal on penalties, made history as the first Australian team to get to the World Cup semifinals. In the second semifinal game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the reigning European champions played against the hosts and defeated them 3-1, securing their spot in a World Cup final for the first time in their history.

England took the lead in the first half after Ella Toone put them ahead in the 36th minute of the game, before Australia captain Sam Kerr equalized in the 63rd minute to bring the game level in the second half. However, the hearts of Australian fans were broken again faster than they would have loved when Lauren Hemp put England ahead again in the 71st minute. England sealed the victory over the hosts when Alessia Russo, who scored the winner against Colombia in the quarterfinals, struck again in the 86th minute to give England a 3-1 lead.

Barcelona Femeni players Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh played the entirety of the game for the European champions, who now have a chance to be crowned world champions on Sunday.

Awaiting England in the World Cup final would be Spain, who defeated Sweden 2-1 yesterday in their semifinal game to advance to the World Cup finals. It would be an all-European final on Sunday when England faces Spain in the final of the World Cup, where both sides would be battling for the right to be called world champions.

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