England’s women national football team are two games away from clinching the Women’s World Cup 2015. Managed by Mark Sampson, our lionesses seem to be making louder roars than the lions on the world stage.
Sampson’s side made history by reaching the semi final of the World Cup, there is a real shift in attitude towards the perception of our female national team.
This squad is only the third England team to reach a World Cup semi-final, after the 1990 men’s side and the 1966 World Cup winners.
With their remarkable journey in this year’s World Cup in Canada, the England managed to beat the host nation Canada 2-1 to set up a meeting with current holders Japan.
“They [Japan] are the most tactical team, which is why they won it last time. We are expecting that as their strength but we also know what their weaknesses, which plays to England’s strength”, England defender Lucy Bronze said.