While Australia’s dream at the Women’s World Cup is over, England’s dream continues. These are the votes for Wednesday’s semi-finals.
Meanwhile Australia superstar Sam Kerr’s superb goal to level the score at 1-1 heralded the start of the final leg of the semi-final between the hosts and England. In the end, the “lions” got the upper hand, because Kerr missed the best chance to equalize again when the score was 1: 2.
The Chelsea player was suitably depressed after the game. “Disappointment. No words,” he described his emotional state after the bitter 1:3 defeat. After he was asked about the fans, Kerr gave a long answer: “We can’t thank them enough. You were incredible. We felt the love from fans across the country.”
We know the setup is going to be crazy. Our plan is to lock them up. We’ve done it.
Kerr thanked the fans after his dream goal to create an electrifying semi-final tie at Australia Stadium in Sydney, 1-1. But in the end it wasn’t enough.
Not sure how to do this. I think I’m in a little fairy tale.
Of course, the emotional atmosphere was different for the English women after reaching the World Cup final for the first time. “We knew the system was going to be crazy. Our plan was to shut them down. We did it,” England defender Lucy Bronze said. “The only thing I’ve ever wanted: to get to the final of the World Championship.”
Alessia Russo, who made it 1-0 and scored the 3-1 goal, knew the game could have taken a different turn in the final minutes: “Australia brought the momentum into the game with the equalizer. Lauren Hemp’s goal turned the tide and that was crucial.”
Wickman’s impressive streak
It is the fourth major final since 2017 for Dutch coach Sarina Wiegmann. During that time she won the European Championship on home soil with the Netherlands, but in 2019 she lost to the United States in the World Cup final with the Orange women. In 2022 – a year after he moved to the island – England celebrated victory under his guidance in the European Championship final against Germany. “I don’t know what to do,” the 53-year-old said. “I think I’m in a little fairy tale.”
Full focus on Spain
On Sunday, the 2022 European champions will now aim for the “double” of the European and World Cup titles against Spain. After 6 wins in 6 games, the British are very confident. “I feel like we have such an inner confidence as a team to overcome any challenge,” Hemp said, “and we want to go one step further. We all have a dream and inspire each other.”
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