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England wait to see who they may face in Euro closing after demolishing Sweden

England are awaiting the winners of Wednesday’s conflict between Germany and France and after demolishing Sweden to achieve the Euro 2022 closing.

The hosts swept apart the world’s second-ranked crew 4-0 at Bramall Lane on Tuesday to achieve their first main ladies’s closing since 2009.

Match high scorer Beth Mead put Sarina Wiegman’s aspect on target for Sunday’s Wembley closing after 34 minutes earlier than turning supplier for Lucy Bronze to double the lead.

Substitute Alessia Russo added an excellent third with a backheel and Fran Kirby made it 4-0 with a chip late on.

Sweden had began effectively with Stina Blackstenius hitting the bar however the Lionesses in the end proved too robust with Lauren Hemp additionally rattling the woodwork.

Wiegman celebrates one other triumph

(PA Graphics)

(PA Graphics)

England coach Sarina Wiegman, who has now received 17 of her 19 matches in cost, believes the world will sit up and take discover of her aspect’s beautiful semi-final efficiency.

“Within the second half we completely took over,” stated Wiegman, who additionally guided Holland to success within the Euros 5 years in the past.

“You stated are you prepared to jot down historical past and I feel it is a little historical past.

“This consequence will go throughout Europe and the world. It was such a efficiency that tomorrow everybody will discuss us.”

Russo displays on ‘naughty’ strike

Russo’s purpose attracted loads of remark for its sheer audacity however the participant herself admitted luck was concerned. The Manchester United ahead took an opportunity together with her again to purpose after 68 minutes and her effort squirmed via the grasp of Hedvig Lindahl.

She stated: “I used to be a bit gutted I missed the sitter that Lauren (Hemp) performed in, so I assumed, ‘I’m going to must do one thing about this’. Fortunately it fell to me, I assumed that was the quickest path to purpose so I hit it and hoped.”

Mead, whose earlier strike was her sixth of the match, gave her extra credit score.

Mead stated: “The intuition to backheel it that shortly and thru the keeper’s legs was a really naughty purpose.”

Germany cautious of France risk

Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is cautious of the power of France (Nick Potts/PA)

(PA Wire)

Consideration will swap to Milton Keynes on Wednesday as Germany and France face one another for the appropriate to satisfy England at Wembley.

Germany might have historical past on their aspect as eight-time champions however France, on the last-four stage for the primary time, have proved a risk on this match.

Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg stated: “I feel everybody noticed within the group phases and within the quarter-finals that France have a really robust crew who’re capable of finding good options to get out of stress.

“They deal with their play within the transition as a result of they’ve a number of tempo of their crew and direct a number of their attacking play down the wings.”

France coach Corinne Diacre additionally believes her aspect could make an affect.

“My gamers are assured,” she stated. “My group’s psychological perspective was actually distinctive within the quarter-final, as a result of they didn’t let up.”

Image of the day

Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl despairs after failing to maintain out the Fran Kirby shot that put England 4-0 forward (Danny Lawson/PA)

(PA Wire)

Stat of the day

Mead has scored six objectives and weighed in with an additional 5 assists in her 5 appearances up to now.

Mead scores her sides’ first purpose of the sport on Tuesday night time (Nick Potts/PA)

(PA Wire)

Quote of the day

No matter occurs within the closing now, if women aren’t allowed to play soccer of their PE, identical to the boys can, what are we doing?

Ian Wright

The previous England males’s striker, working as a pundit for the BBC, hopes the success of the ladies’s aspect helps change attitudes and has a powerful legacy for the sport within the nation.

Publish of the day

Up subsequent

July 27

Semi-final: Germany v France (8pm, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes)



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