The England Lionesses play against Norway today in a Women’s World Cup Quarterfinal match, after beating Cameroon 3-0 in a bad-tempered VAR-riddled match on Sunday.
Norway has been incredibly in-form and could pose quite a threat to the third-ranked team in the world. Manager Phil Neville stated in a press conference that center-backs Stephanie Houghton (ankle injury) and Millie Bright (virus) are questionable for the match. Neville has complete confidence in Leah Williamson and Abbie McManus, should they have to play on Thursday.
Unfortunately, a virus is going through the entire England camp. Oh, and there’s one of the worst heat waves in France ever occurring at the moment — temperatures could rise up to 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) on Thursday. Hopefully there will be plenty of planned water breaks!
If England win, they would face the winner of the highlight France vs United States match that is taking place on Friday at 3 pm ET or 20:00 on BBC One. Not an easy path to the Final by any means!
Just as a reminder, there are several former Blues representing England including:
- Former Everton player Phil Neville is England’s manager
- England forward Nikita Parris is a Liverpool native and played for Everton from 2011 to 2014 before they were relegated and she was loaned out to and then joined Manchester City
- England forward Toni Duggan is also a Liverpool native and played for Everton from 2007 to 2013 before joining Manchester City
- England midfielder Jill Scott played for Everton from 2006 to 2013 before also joining — you guessed it — Manchester City
- England defender Lucy Bronze played for Everton from 2010 - 2012 before joining Liverpool and then Man City!
- Liverpool native Alex Greenwood joined Everton at the age of eight at 2010, and was a product of their Centre of Excellence, but left the club in 2014 when they were relegated
There are a few other players who have started out in Everton’s youth development too, meaning that about 1/3rd of the entire squad has been shaped by Everton and was coached by former Everton managers Mo Marley or Andy Spence! Sadly, ever since the team was relegated and other teams started investing more, the Blues have not been able to attract or retain top talent.
Current Everton players Chloe Kelly and Gabby George have received minutes on the senior team, so look forward to them increasing their involvement on the senior team in the future.
Competition; Round: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup; Quarterfinals, Game 1
Date & Time: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12;00pm PST, 3:00pm EST, 8:00pm BST, 9:00pm local time
Venue: Stade Océane, Le Havre, France
HOW TO WATCH, TV & LIVESTREAM
TV info: BBC One, BBC Red Button (UK), Fox, Universo (USA), TSN1, RDS (Canada), beIN Sports HD11, SuperSport 3 Africa
Stream info: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Live (UK), Fubo TV affiliate link*, NBC Sports Live Extra, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA), TSN GO, RDS GO (Canada),
Broadcast info courtesy of LiveSoccerTV
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How to watch all of the World Cup Quarter Finals:
#FIFAWWC quarter finals:— Women in Football (@WomeninFootball) June 25, 2019
Thursday 27#NOR v #Eng 20:00@BBCOne @BBCiPlayer
Friday 28#FRA v #USA 20:00@BBCOne @BBCFOUR @BBCiPlayer
Saturday 29#ITA v #NED 14:00@BBCOne @BBCiPlayer#GER v #SWE 17:30@BBCTwo @BBCScotland @BBCiPlayer#WomeninFootball
Less than 24-hours until it's GO TIME #FIFAWWC— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) June 26, 2019
the full quarterfinals schedule below: pic.twitter.com/FtQmLM0wAV