The second day of quarter-final matches at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup will see co-host Australia take on France, while England lock horns with Colombia. The matches will be broadcast live on GOtv.
Co-host Australia defeated Denmark 2-0 in the Round of 16 courtesy of goals by Caitlin Foord and Hayley Raso to book a clash against 2019 host France. Les Bleues qualified for the quarterfinals following a 4-0 victory over Morocco. This match will air on GOtv SuperSelect 1 (ch 64) at 8am today.
Australian forward Emily van Egmond expressed hope that the home crowd will spur the Matildas to victory over France. “The most enjoyable thing has been walking out on the field and knowing that you have the home crowd advantage,” she expressed. “When the whole nation is behind you, it gives you that extra lift when you need it.”
The Lioness of England will approach their clash against Colombia with caution after they were almost eliminated at the Round of 16 by the Super Falcons of Nigeria. Although England won the game 4-2 on penalties after both teams failed to break the deadlock in extra time, the Nigerians were the better side.
Colombia won a hard fought 1-0 victory over Jamaica to book this tie and will be keen to advance to the semi-finals at the expense of the Lioness who will be without Chelsea’s forward, Lauren James, after she got a two-match ban for violent conduct against Nigeria’s defender, Michelle Alozie. This match will air on GOtv SuperSelect 1 (ch 64) at 11am today.
The winner of these matches will square up against each other in the semi-final, while Spain and Sweden will clash in the semi-final after they beat their quarterfinal opponents.