England vs Colombia: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Highlights | A thrilling comeback as England qualified for the Semi-Finals against the Matildas

England advance into the Semi-Finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 after registering victory over Colombia by 2-1 at Sydney.
The Lionesses fought back from a goal down to maintain their Women's World Cup title bid with a 2-1 win over Colombia (Image - Getty)
The Lionesses fought back from a goal down to maintain their Women's World Cup title bid with a 2-1 win over Colombia (Image - Getty)

Stadium Australia hosted the England vs Colombia Quarter Final clash in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 on Saturday. England have set up an exciting FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 semi-final against co-hosts Australia after coming back from a goal down to see off Colombia in Sydney. Lauren Hemp and Alessio Russo scored the goals that took the Lionesses through to the last four for a third successive edition after Leicy Santos put Colombia ahead in the first half. Lauren Hemp (23 years and 5 days old) became the youngest player to score for England in a Women's World Cup knockout match, surpassing team-mate Lucy Bronze (23y 237d vs Norway in the round of 16 at Canada 2015).

"That was a tough challenge but we didn't expect anything else. Again, we showed resilience. In the first half, we played pretty well but whenever we were sloppy on the ball, Colombia were really dangerous on the counter-attack. We know how dangerous they can be but I'm very proud of the team for finding a way to win. The Australia match will be huge, but this was big too – and it also felt like an away game."

Sarina Wiegman, England coach

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: England vs Colombia Live Blog

Lineups

  • England Starting XI: Earps, Bronze, Walsh, Greenwood, Bright, Stanway, Daly, Toone, Hemp, Carter, Russo.
  • Colombia Starting XI: Perez, C Arias, D Arias, Carabali, Vanegas, Ospina, Bedoya, Santos, Usme, Caicedo, Ramirez

England vs Colombia | Kick Off | 4:00 P.M. (IST)

Here we go then!!.. The last quarter-final of this World Cup and the winner of this match will face co-hosts Australia in the semi-final.

4′: Great atmosphere in Sydney.

7′: Chance missed. England just couldn't convert it.

12′: Guzman is on for C Arias, such a big miss for Colombia but Guzman did have a big part in Colombia's goal against Jamaica.

18′: Colombia doing well to marshal England's forwards and it pays off with Walsh misplacing a pass.

23′: Bronze with a storming run but she is crowded by three defenders and eventually the Barcelona defender fouls.

26′: Bronze is wide open and it eventually comes to her and she wins a corner.

32′: Guzman with a great cross but no one in the box can connect. She has been involved a lot since coming on.

38′: A bit of patient play now from England

40′: Colombia are doing well and have had more opportunities in the box.

44′: Vanegas connects with Caicedo but she is offside. Colombia look more likely to score at the moment.

England vs Colombia | Goallll!!!! for Colombia | 44′

Santos was a step into the box, her shot beats Daly and it bends into the top left corner. Earps tries to save but there's nothing she can do about it. A brilliant goal from Leicy Santos.

45′: Six minutes added.

45+5′: England have kept composure since going behind, they do need to put more pressure on Colombia to get something.

England vs Colombia | Goallll!!!! for England | 45+7′

An error from Perez & Lauren Hemp scores the equaliser. Colombia just couldn't clear their lines. Perez initially saved but she couldn't control and Hemp strikes.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: England (1) vs Colombia (1) | Half time

That was also the first goal England have conceded in open play. The other was a penalty against China.

England vs Colombia | Second half Kick Off | 46′

The teams are back underway.

49′: Stanway is over the corner, a great delivery but Bright can't get a clean touch and it's out for another corner.

53′: Greenwood takes over the corner and Daly gets a head to it, Perez comes and collects the ball.

58′: England don't look threatening enough, their build-up play is great but then their final pass is not clinical.

England vs Colombia | Goallll!!!!… for England | 63′

Stanway threads it to Russo, she doesn't have the best first touch but no defender can clear it and Russo makes up the pace.

66′: Colombia have been so good all game, two errors though and England were able to take advantage.

68′: It looks like a concussion for Perez, but she is okay to continue.

74′: Bronze is fouled and she hits the deck.

76′: Stanway pops it in but it's blocked. England come again, Bronze crosses but D Arias sees it out for a corner.

83′: Santos takes the corner short and it comes into Vanegas but England manage to defend it.

84′: D Arias is down after putting in a tackle on Stanway.

90′: Bronze went down but she is quickly back to her feet.

90+2′: Vanegas shows her frustration as she gives away a free kick with a foul on Bronze.

90+4′: England are holding on here as Colombia going all out.

90+7′: Santos and Caicedo linking up the play as England can't get Colombia off the ball.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: England (2) vs Colombia (1) | Full time

England have made it through to the semi-final. They will face the host, Australia in the second semi-final of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.

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