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England advances to Women’s World Cup final after beating Australia

Women’s World Cup final

England’s Lionesses have secured a historic spot in FIFA Women’s World Cup final by triumphing over Australia in Sydney. A remarkable 3-1 victory on Wednesday, August 16th, propelled England to the championship match.

Set to take on Spain in the final showdown on Sunday, the Lionesses are poised for an exhilarating battle for the coveted title.

England defeated Australia 3-1 in the semi-finals of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, thanks to goals from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp, and Alessia Russo. Sam Kerr scored Australia’s only goal.

The match was played at Stadium Australia, the same venue that hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics.

This is England’s first ever appearance in the Women’s World Cup final. They will face Spain in the final on Sunday, August 20.

Australia will play against Sweden in the third-place playoff for bronze.

Highlights: Australia 1-3 England 

England and Australia played a thrilling semi-final match at the Women’s World Cup, with both teams creating chances and playing at a high tempo.

England took the lead in the 36th minute through Ella Toone, but Australia equalized in the 63rd minute through Sam Kerr’s stunning long-range strike.

The goal ignited a fire within the Matildas, and they began to dominate possession and create chances. However, England were able to withstand the pressure and take the lead again in the 71st minute through Lauren Hemp.

Alessia Russo sealed the victory for England in the 86th minute, and the Lionesses advanced to their first ever World Cup final.

The match was a testament to the quality of both teams, and it was a fitting semi-final for a tournament that has been full of exciting and unpredictable matches.

What’s Next?

Australia’s journey to the final is over, but they will still play for third place.

The Matildas will face Sweden in Brisbane on Saturday, August 19, to compete for the third-place playoff at the FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil.

England, on the other hand, has advanced to their first ever Women’s World Cup final against Spain on Sunday, August 20, in Sydney. If they win, they will become the first team since Germany in 2005 to win back-to-back Women’s European Championships and Women’s World Cups.

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