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This is it.

England and the U.S. lock horns in Lyon on Tuesday (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Telemundo Deportes) for a place in the 2019 Women’s World Cup final.

An epic semifinal clash is set up between Phil Neville‘s Lionesses and Jill Ellis’ USWNT in front of a capacity crowd of 57,000, as the U.S. are favorites but will be wary of this upstart English side.

Remember: you can watch every single game from the tournament live online in Spanish via Telemundo Deportes and via the NBC Sports App, while for the two semifinals you can also watch live on NBCSN via a simulcast from Telemundo.

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For England their main threat is Ellen White up top, who is the leading goalscorer at the tournament with five goals, while both Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe also have five each for the USWNT as Ellis had plenty of selection dilemmas given the strength of their squad.

Rapinoe was left of the starting lineup along with Sam Mewis, as Lindsey Horan and Christen Press come in.

England were dealt a huge blow as goalkeeper Karen Bardsley is out injured.

In front of a crowd of mostly American fans in Lyon, expectation levels will be high for the USWNT to finish off England early. But as the Lionesses showed during their victorious run to win the SheBelievesCup on U.S. soil earlier this year, they are improving all of the time.

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Click on the link below to watch the game live online, as the winner of this semifinal will play either Sweden or the Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday.

World Cup semifinal Power Rankings

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Only four remain and 20 are out.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup in France has been epic and record-breaking, but now that it’s reached the final four, which nation should be the favorite to win it all?

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England and the USWNT do battle in Lyon in the first semifinal on Tuesday, while one of Sweden or the Netherlands will also be in the final on Sunday in Lyon at they clash on Wednesday.

The Lionesses and Netherlands are very much rising nations in the women’s game, while Sweden (World Cup runners up in 2003 and third-place in 1991 and 2011) have always had a strong presence and the USWNT have won three of the seven World Cups in history.

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Below we break down the favorites to win it all this summer, ahead of the semifinals kicking off.


4. Sweden: They proved a tough test for the USWNT in group play and Stina Blackstenius has emerged as a real star after her heroics in the quarterfinals against Germany. The weakest of the four remaining teams, but the fact Sweden are at the semifinal stage is a huge success in the first place. They are full of confidence and are tough to break down. That’s a dangerous combination.

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3. Netherlands: Could easily take down one of England or USWNT in the final if they progress, as expected, past Sweden. Barcelona’s Lieke Martens has the ability to rip apart a defense on her own, and the reigning European champs have so many offensive weapons with Vivianne Miedema also in top form. Despite not quite clicking through the gears yet in this tournament, you get the sense the best is still to come from this Dutch team.

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2. England: You could put them behind the Netherlands, but the way the No.3 ranked team in the latest FIFA rankings brushed aside Norway in the last eight proved their power. Ellen White has been scoring the goals, while the likes of Duggan, Taylor, Parris, Kirby and Mead all provide a depth of attacking options. The Lionesses are dangerous and love to possess the ball, and the only thing holding them back is cutting out a few of their slack defensive errors.

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1. USA: The USWNT are the favorites to win the World Cup, but they’ve been far from convincing so far in the knockout rounds. Two penalty kicks, a free kick and a tap-in from Megan Rapinoe got them past Spain and France, as six goals across their last three games proving that the likes of Heath and Morgan are struggling for form in the final third. Jill Ellis has received plenty of criticism for her more defensive approach, but Julie Ertz has been superb in holding midfield and defensively the U.S. have improved. Their semifinal against England will be a tougher test than the final. The USWNT are favored, but it’s about 60-40 in their favor right now.

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Hope Solo fears for USWNT in semifinal v. England

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Hope Solo isn’t shy in sharing what’s on her mind, and ahead of the USWNT facing England in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Telemundo Deportes) in Lyon, the former U.S. goalkeeper has admitted fear will be in the air for the Americans.

Solo, 37, is working as an analyst for the BBC in the UK during the Women’s World Cup and in her latest column she revealed there has always been respect for England from the USWNT, but that may have turned to fear.

“This summer, after victories over Scotland, Argentina, Japan, Cameroon and Norway to reach the last four, there might be a small sense of fear from the United States for this England team. And that’s not how the US have ever operated previously – we simply do not fear teams,” Solo said. “There’s a sense of arrogance in the fact that we like to instil fear in others, and we don’t operate with fear ourselves. This American team won’t admit it, but the Lionesses can instil a tiny bit of fear in Jill Ellis’ defending champions.”

Solo revealed that this is England’s ‘best chance to beat the USA’ and believes that the two teams are set for an epic semifinal battle in Lyon in front of a sell-out crowd.

She also used her column to have another dig at USWNT head coach Jill Ellis, as she claimed that Phil Neville, in his first-ever tournament as a manager, is a much better tactician.

Given the fact Ellis was the head coach when Solo had her contract terminated by U.S. Soccer in 2016 after several disciplinary issues, it’s safe to say she has an axe to grind with the current USWNT setup…

“Player for player, the American team is the stronger side and you have to think they will get through – but England have the better manager, tactically,” Solo added. “We’re going to see tactics come into play in this game more than in any other match in this tournament so far, which is why I’m excited to see what Phil Neville has in store.”

Does Solo have a point? On the last point, praising Neville and saying she would have loved to have played for him, she could be right.

Neville has got some big decisions correct for the Lionesses to guide them to last four of this tournament, plus he led England to victory on U.S. soil earlier this year in the SheBelievesCup.

On the other hand Ellis’ tactics have been questioned by many surrounding the USWNT, and decisions like leaving out Lindsay Horan and keeping star names Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan in the team despite shaky displays has raised eyebrows.

The USWNT have hardly been scintillating in this World Cup, but they are through to the semifinal stage and they know if they beat England they will be heavy favorites to get past either the Netherlands or Sweden in the final on Sunday. Equally, England will also be favorites if the No.3 ranked nation manage to get past the top team in the world.

Watch Live: England v. Norway kicks off WC last eight

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The World Cup quarterfinals are here, as England and Norway kicks things off in Le Havre, France on Thursday.

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Phil Neville‘s Lionesses have improved as the tournament has gone on, and despite some injury issues heading into this game the third-ranked nation are favored to get by a spirited Norwegian side and meet the winner of the USWNT v. France at the semifinal stage.

Ellen White is England’s main threat up top with four goals to her name so far, while Norway’s hopes of reaching a first World Cup semifinal since 2007 lie with Caroline Graham Hansen.

Considering their star player Ada Hegerberg has made herself unavailable to play for Norway due to her lengthy, ongoing dispute with the national team, Norway have performed incredibly well to get this far.

For England, a return to the World Cup semifinals for a second-straight tournament would pretty much represent job done but Neville’s side have consistently said they believe they can bring home a first world title.

Click on the link above to watch the game live online or via the NBC Sports App in Spanish via Telemundo Deportes.

Watch Live: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Group D finale

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Group D takes center stage at the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Wednesday, as there is everything still to play for.

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England and Japan clash in Nice with a point enough for the Lionesses to finish top of the group, while Japan know a win will clinch top spot and a draw will seal second. There is some talk that Phil Neville‘s England may ease off the gas and try to finish second in the group to give themselves an easier path in the knockout rounds.

As for Argentina and Scotland who meet in Paris, neither team has won so far in Group D and a victory for Argentina would see them into the last 16 and Scotland need a win and help to advance as one of the best third-place teams.

You can watch every single game from the tournament live online in Spanish via Telemundo Deportes and via the NBC Sports App. All you have to do is click on the links below.

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Here is your full schedule for Wednesday, June 19 at the Women’s World Cup.


2019 Women’s World Cup schedule

Group D: Scotland v. Argentina – 3 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE
Group D: Japan v. England – 3 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE