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Lionesses Beat Australia By 3-1 To Meet Spain In Women’s World Cup Final

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Sam Kerr’s miraculous goal didn’t stop England from winning, and they will now face Spain in the championship game on Sunday.

History, most recent game, outcomes, and a list of Matildas vs. Lionesses matches in Australia vs. England

Australia and England are two nations with a well-known competitive rivalry, especially in the sports of rugby union and cricket. However, their footballing past is less illustrious.

However, in recent years, the England Lionesses and Australia’s Matildas have started to compete against one another, and on August 16, when they square off in Sydney’s World Cup semifinal, they will play in their biggest-ever encounter.

Australia wants to advance to their first World Cup final in front of their home crowd, and England wants to do the same after winning their first European title less than a year ago.

What may the past encounters between the two teams reveal about this game? Who might win the battle will it reveal?

When did Australia and England last compete against one another?
It’s interesting to note that the Matildas and Lionesses have already faced off in 2023, meeting in London during the international window in April.

At the Brentford Community Stadium, Australia surprised everyone by outplaying England to win 2-0, breaking the record for the longest unbeaten streak in football history.

Sam Kerr, the team’s captain, scored the game’s first goal after taking advantage of a mistake by Leah Williamson. In the second half, Charli Grant scored her first-ever international goal with a diving header to seal a historic victory.

The only previous matchups between the two teams were in the invitational women’s football event known as the Cyprus Cup in 2015.

Jodie Taylor scored a hat-trick as England defeated Australia that day, 3-0. Only three members of England’s World Cup team were there, compared to nine members of Australia’s World Cup team.

2015 saw a rematch between the teams at the Yongchuan Invitational Tournament in China, with England coming out on top 1-0 this time.

It was the Lionesses’ last victory over the Matildas; the teams drew 1-1 at Craven Cottage in London in 2018, prior to Australia’s illustrious victory earlier this year.

Australia’s World Cup got off to a rocky start with a scrappy victory against the Republic of Ireland on opening night and a shocking loss to Nigeria on the following day, endangering their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages.

The Matildas were revived by coach Tony Gustavsson’s tactical adjustments, though, and they blasted to a 4-0 victory over Canada to win Group B, as well as a 5-0 victory over Denmark in the Round of 16.

The quarterfinal match against France was a back-and-forth affair that required extra time and finally penalties.

The Matildas eventually won the longest penalty shootout in World Cup history, securing their spot in the semifinals.

With three victories from three games, England breezed through the group stages. Lauren James scored twice and provided two assists as England thrashed China 6-1 in Adelaide.

In their Round of 16 match against Nigeria, the teenage star would make headlines for all the wrong reasons when she was dismissed late in the game for stamping on Michelle Alozie’s back.

Due to their inability to effectively attack, they were forced into a penalty shootout, which they won 4-2.

Then, they trailed Colombia in their quarterfinal game, but finally outclassed the South American underdogs to win 2-1 thanks to their quality and experience.

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