England will meet Spain in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup Final after the Lionesses overcame hosts Australia 3-1 in Wednesday’s semi-final in Sydney.
Alessia Russo started upfront for England with Lotte Wubben-Moy on the bench, while Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley lined up for the Matildas. England took a first half lead when Russo teed up Ella Toone. But a Sam Kerr strike from range restored parity in the 69th minute.
A few minutes later Lauren Hemp restored England’s lead before Gunners striker Alessia Russo scored the clinching goal in the 88th minute. It means Russo and Wubben-Moy will line up against Spain- and likely summer signing Laia Codina in Sunday’s final.
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Meanwhile, Saturday’s third place playoff in Brisbane with have plenty of Arsenal action too, with Stina Blackstenius, Amanda Ilestedt and Lina Hurtig of Sweden taking on Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord of Australia. That match kicks off at 9am UK time and Sunday’s final also kicks off at 11am UK time.