England v Sweden LIVE commentary: Lionesses in semi-final action at Sheffield’s United’s Bramall Lane and are one win away from Women’s Euro final at Wembley – kick-off time, team news and talkSPORT coverage

    England are in the semi-finals of Women’s Euro 2022 and just one game away from Wembley after a dramatic extra-time win over Spain.

    A rocket from Georgia Stanway saw the Lionesses come from behind to stun La Roja to continue their charge to glory on home soil.

    England showed great character to come from behind to beat a very talented Spain side

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    England showed great character to come from behind to beat a very talented Spain side

    The hosts looked to be heading out of the tournament following Esther Gonzalez’s second-half opener but Ella Toone equalised with just six minutes remaining before Stanway popped up after the restart to win it.

    England will now take on Sweden who were made to wait until the dying seconds to secure a 1-0 win over Belgium at Leigh Sports Village.

    The winner of this clash will then face either Germany or France in the final at Wembley on July 31.

    England vs Sweden: talkSPORT commentary

    This Women’s Euro semi-final will take place on Tuesday, July 26.

    Kick-off at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane is scheduled for 8pm.

    talkSPORT’s live coverage of England will begin an hour earlier at 7pm with Adrian Durham serving as presenter.

    Commentary will then come from Sam Matterface and former England striker Lianne Sanderson.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Stanway’s goal – England’s 100th under Wiegman’s management

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    Stanway’s goal – England’s 100th under Wiegman’s management

    England vs Sweden: Team news

    England

    • Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
    • Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (unattached), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
    • Midfielders: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (unattached), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
    • Forwards: Beth England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)

    Sweden

    • Goalkeepers: Jennifer Falk (Hacken), Hedvig Lindahl (Atletico Madrid), Zecira Musovic (Chelsea)
    • Defenders: Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea), Hanna Glas (Bayern Munich), Jonna Andersson (Hammarby), Nathalie Bjorn (Everton), Amanda Ilestedt (Paris Saint-Germain), Emma Kullberg (Brighton), Amanda Nilden (Juventus), Linda Sembrant (Juventus)
    • Midfielders: Caroline Seger (Rosengard), Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City), Hanna Bennison (Everton), Kosovare Asllani (Real Madrid), Elin Rubensson (Hacken), Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (Hacken)
    • Forwards: Lina Hurtig (Juventus), Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona), Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal), Sofia Jakobsson (San Diego Wave), Rebecka Blomqvist (Wolfsburg), Olivia Schough (Rosengard)

    Sweden were among the pre-tournament favourites

    Sweden were among the pre-tournament favourites

    England vs Sweden: What has been said?

    Fran Kirby is trying to stay level-headed but admits putting smiles on fans’ faces during a difficult time for the country is driving England on ahead of their semi-final.

    The Chelsea star said: “As the tournament has grown, we have been walking down the river and seen people leaning over and going, ‘Well done, girls – we’re supporting you!’

    “It’s great and not something we have been used to in terms of the level the Women’s Super League creates compared to this, it’s incredible. Hopefully we are giving the country something to smile about and to be proud of in terms of the way we are playing and the way we have been playing.

    “The other thing is that if we get the chance to win in the semi-final and get through to the final, I think it will be incredible for people in this country to have something to celebrate and enjoy. We want to do that as much as possible.

    “As much as we want to win, we want to put a smile on people’s faces. They may be going through a hard time in terms of the fuel costs and the cost of living now, so hopefully we can give people an escape for 90-plus minutes when they turn their TVs on.

    “We want them to have something to cheer about, something to watch and they will see how passionately we play for this country. Hopefully it gives them a sense of pride and they can switch off from everything that is going on.”

    Triumphing in the last four of a major tournament is a hurdle the Lionesses are yet to conquer, having lost at that stage in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups and the last European Championships five years ago.

    Kirby added: “I don’t want to be another player who loses in a semi-final and doesn’t get to the final of a major tournament with England.

    “It’s in the back of the minds of a few of the girls who have been there. We’ve been in the four semi-finals now, but for us it’s about the present and making sure we’re not in that position again.

    “No-one has really spoken about it in the camp, in terms of the ones who have been in that situation, so it’s about winning the game and getting to the final.”

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