Football World Cup - England is the first team in the semifinals - sports
The British defeated Norway with a sovereign 3: 0. The English women played purposefully and had their opponents largely under control.
England's women have reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the second time since 2015. The team of longtime Manchester United professional Phil Neville sat down in the first quarter-finals in France on Thursday evening confidently with 3: 0 (2: 0) against former World Champion Norway.
Jill Scott (3rd minute), Ellen White (40.) with her fifth tournament goal and Lucy Bronze (57.) made the deserved success in the Stade Océane of Le Havre perfect. Nikita Parris even missed a penalty in the 83rd minute. In the stands, ex-national player David Beckham was happy with the third of the World Cup in Canada four years ago.
The Three Lionesses got off to a good start. Already the first action led to the leadership. After a low cross from the center, White missed the ball in the middle, but Scott lurking behind her was there. The English women also acted purposefully and had their opponents largely under control before slipping into the second half some uncertainties. White had a bad luck with a shot at the post (29.), but made it better fifteen minutes later and increased to 2: 0 before the break.
The 1995 World Champion, however, could not build on his achievements of the first four World Cup games and was in attack despite some chances too harmless. Bronze eliminated after less than an hour with a powerful long-range shot and the 900th goal of the Women's World Cup history any doubts about the entry into the semi-final. The opponent of the English women will be determined on Friday at nine clock in Paris Prinzenpark between hosts France and defending champion USA.