England vs Australia – Women’s World Cup: Lionesses look to shatter Aussie dreams in huge semi-final – stream FREE, TV

ENGLAND are two Women’s World Cup wins away from creating history – but hosts Australia stand in their way.

Alessia Russo‘s superb second-half strike sent giant killers Colombia crashing out at the quarter-final stage.

GettyEngland beat Colombia in a superb quarter-final clash[/caption]

And many labelled England’s performance as heroic having had to fight from 1-0 down after Santos’ incredible effort.

However, Sarina Wiegman’s women are set to enter a cauldron for the semi-final as they take on Australia in their own backyard.

Furthermore, the Aussies got the better of England when the sides last met in April.

When is England vs Australia?

England’s huge semi-final contest against Australia will take place on Wednesday, August 16.It is scheduled to get underway at 11am BST.Accor Stadium in Australia is the allocated arena for this intriguing contest and it can host approximately 83,500 fans.Goals from Sam Kerr and Charlotte Grant saw Australia beat England in an April friendly.

What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

England vs Australia will be broadcast LIVE on BBC One in the UK.Coverage is expected to commence from 10am BST – a whole hour before kick-off.Fans also have the option to live stream the match via the BBC iPlayer app or BBC Sport website.Alternatively, SunSport will have minute-by-minute coverage of the entire game through our live blog which includes build-up and post-match reaction.

Can I watch it for FREE?


BBC One and BBC Sport will be showing the match for FREE as long as you have a valid TV license in the UK.

Team news

Sarina Wiegman reassured fans that Rachel Daly should be fit to face Australia despite appearing to twist her knee in the Colombia win.

GettyRachel Daly appeared to be injured against Colombia[/caption]

The England told talkSPORT: “I’m not worried at all. I think it’s fatigue.

“But I haven’t spoken to [the team], I don’t think there are concerns.”

As for Lauren James, the English star will continue to be suspended but should be back for the final if the Lionesses make it there.

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