FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Australia vs England Match Preview, team news, possible lineups, and every detail

Here is the Match Preview, Team News, and every detail of Australia vs England second Semi-Final in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.

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Stadium Australia will host Australia vs England, the second Semi-Final clash of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023. The Matildas prevailed in a dramatic penalty shootout against France to secure their semi-final spot at the Women's World Cup 2023, while England managed to register a narrow victory over Colombia in their last-eight tie. Australia are now just two games away from winning their home tournament. They are the only team to beat England since Sarina Wiegman took charge after recording a 2-0 friendly victory when the two nations met in April.

England have shown a great mentality to grind out the results required to reach the semi-finals of a fifth successive major tournament. England may have lost to Australia in a friendly but they are still yet to lose a competitive game in Wiegman's tenure. They will be looking to use that impressive record as inspiration when they take to the field in front of a hostile crowd in Sydney.

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Australia vs England Match Preview

Match Details

  • Match: Australia vs England 2nd Semi-Final
  • Kickoff time & Date: 16/08/2023 | 3:30 P.M. (IST)
  • Venue: Stadium Australia
  • Where to watch: Fancode (India) and DD Sports
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Stadium Australia

Australia vs England | Head-to-head

Both teams have met five times, with each winning twice. One game has ended in a draw. Australia have scored nine goals and conceded three in their last five matches. They have played 31 World Cup matches, winning 10, while England have 19 wins out of 31 games. They have scored 10 goals and conceded two in their last five matches. Australia have won four times and lost once in their last five matches while England have won all five of their most recent games.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Australia vs England | Team News

Sam Kerr has been played as a substitute in Australia's last two games after returning from a calf injury. She is expected to be given her first start of the tournament for Wednesday's semi-final. The back four of Ellie Carpenter, Clare Hunt, Alanna Kennedy, and Steph Catley will be looking to help their country keep a fourth consecutive clean sheet. Australia's current top scorer with three goals at the tournament, Hayley Raso will provide goal threats from the right flank.

England are still unable to call upon the services of Lauren James, who will serve the final game of her two-match suspension. Jess Carter, Millie Bright, and Alex Greenwood have proven to be a formidable force in the England backline, and they will need to be at their best again to restrict Kerr and her side. After scoring her second goal of the tournament against Colombia, Russo will be looking to add to her tally when she leads the line against the Matildas.

Possible Lineups

Australia Women's possible starting lineup:

Arnold; Carpenter, Hunt, Kennedy, Catley; Raso, Gorry, Cooney-Cross, Foord; Kerr, Fowler

England Women's possible starting lineup:

Earps; Carter, Bright, Greenwood; Bronze, Walsh, Stanway, Daly; Toone; Russo, Hemp

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