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England Edge Australia to Set Up Final Against Spain

England Edge Australia to Set Up Final Against Spain

A new name will be written on the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy next Sunday after England defeated co-host Australia to reach their first ever final. The win means the Three Lionesses will be coming up against La Roja of Spain – who also reached their first final after defeating Sweden in the other semifinal.

England scored first as Ella Toone curled home a superb effort in the 36th minute as the Matildas conceded their first World Cup goal since the second group game against Nigeria – a run of well over five hours.

Australia’s talismanic captain Sam Kerr marked her return with a goal, hammering a sensational effort home from around 25 yards in the 64th minute.

The Sarina Wiegman led team could add the World title to their European title

England’s tournament pedigree began to shine through as Lauren Hemp saw the Lionesses back ahead soon after, before Alessia Russo completed the scoring to secure their spot in Sunday’s showpiece final against Spain.

Co-hosts Australia – who were backed by the home crowd in Sydney – will look to secure a third place finish when they face Sweden in the play-off on Saturday.

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