England vs Colombia: The quarterfinal stage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup came to an end on Saturday at Sydney’s Stadium Australia as England outlasted Colombia.
Australia and England will now square off on Wednesday in a heavyweight showdown.
Throughout the whole game, Colombia produced great opportunities, including many from 18-year-old wonder Linda Caicedo, demonstrating why they are more than just a tenacious underdog.
The Lionesses, who were already shorthanded going into this competition owing to the absence of several important players and the suspension of star forward Lauren James, were propelled to their third consecutive Women’s World Cup semifinal appearance by clutch goals from Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo.
Highlights of England vs Colombia
Colombia is still attempting to score at 90+7 seconds.
89: Allowing them to play
Colombia is still pressuring at 78′!
Although Mayra Ramrez had a good opportunity, England’s backline once again stood firm.
What a Save In 70′!
Lorena Bedoya Durango of Colombia fired a shot from a distance, but Mary Earps of England made a remarkable acrobatic save.
Russo puts England ahead at 63′
To give England a 2-1 advantage, Alessia Russo snuck in behind Colombia’s defense and fired a flawless shot into the bottom corner of the net.
Getting Fancy at 57′
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As three players crowded around the ball to try to mislead Colombia, England was given a free kick. Lauren Hemp ran toward the goal, Alex Greenwood approached the ball before backing off, Georgia Stanway eventually took the free kick, passed it to Hemp, who fired a shot but Perez stopped it.
Lauren Hemp scores the equalizer at 45+6′!
Just before halftime, Hemp capitalized on a mistake by Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Pérez to score England’s much-needed equalizer.
This was the first quarterfinal game in the Women’s World Cup this year which both sides scored in the first half.
44′: A fantastic goal!
Leicy Santos, a midfielder for Colombia, scored the game’s opening goal with a stunning chip into the goal that was positioned just out of Mary Earps’ reach.
What a nice touch by Linda Caicedo at 38′!
The little prodigy once again displayed her talent in the box while being surrounded by defenders for England, but the Lionesses were able to stop her from taking a shot.
27: Catalina Pérez makes another crucial stop.
23: This match features a lot of physicalities.
15: Early opportunities for both parties!
9: Damage to Colombia’s health
Following a violent collision in the box, defender Carolina Arias was forced to leave the field due to injuries. Teenager Ana Guzman, who had already played in this World Cup, replaced Colombia early on.
6′: England has early chances!
The Lionesses were held without a goal in the opening minutes by Colombia’s tenacious defense.
Getting things ready for England vs Colombia
Before the game began, the “World Cup NOW” team gave a live social media preview of it.
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