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England-Sweden, Germany-France, semi-final posters

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The posters for the ladies’s Euro 2022 semi-finals at the moment are identified. Competition favorites taking part in at residence, England will face Sweden, used to large occasions. France, for his or her half, managed to beat the curse of the quarter and can tackle an in-form Germany in the meanwhile.

After three weeks of competitors, Euro 2022 for ladies enters its ultimate leg. The favorites are within the semi-finals. Hosts of the event and spurred on by their residence crowd, England hope to punch their ticket to the ultimate on Tuesday July 26 towards Sweden – Olympic runners-up within the title. France, for its half, will expertise its first ever semi-final towards eight-time Euro winners Germany.

  • England-Sweden, Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 p.m.

While the entire nation desires of victory at residence, England are only one recreation away from the ultimate. After a thunderous first spherical with three wins and 14 objectives scored, Sarina Wiegmann’s males had extra bother within the quarter-finals, nevertheless, to see off the rampaging Spanish aspect. The Lionesses solely received in additional time (2-1) due to a Georgia Stanway cannonball – and even trailed earlier than they might flip the sport round.

After shedding two European finals in 1984 and 2009, England are dreaming of lastly lifting the trophy and providing their nation their first main title because the 1966 World Cup received by males. But to get to Wembley they must overcome the Swedish hurdle. Reigning Olympic runners-up and quantity 2 within the FIFA rankings behind the USA, the Scandinavians are used to this sort of encounter. European champions in 1984 towards these identical English girls, they profit from appreciable expertise.

But even when they show probably the most full workforce, they nonetheless look much less armed than their opponents. After a sluggish begin to the event and with out their star and captain Caroline Seger, struck within the heel, they had been barely efficient within the quarter-finals towards Belgium (1-0 and only one purpose after 33 photographs). To hope to beat the house aspect, they might want to present rather more realism in entrance of purpose. With their armada of goalscorers, together with the unstoppable Beth Meade (5 objectives because the begin of the Euros), England not often run out of luck.

  • Germany-France, Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 p.m.

Les Bleues had a scare however managed to beat the Dutch defending champions within the quarter-finals (1-0 after further time). After stumbling for ten years at this identical stage of the competitors, Corin Deacon’s males have lastly managed to qualify for the semi-finals of a significant competitors. From the start of the event, the French confirmed all their faces.

Impressive of their opening match towards Italy, they had been extra confused towards Belgium and Iceland. Dominating towards the Netherlands, the French aspect clearly lacked effectiveness in entrance of the Dutch purpose earlier than Yves Perisse turned the sport round from the penalty spot. Against Germany within the semi-finals, the French could have no room for error. While Les Bleues are newbies at this stage of the competitors, “Die Nationalelf” have been topped European champions eight instances. Germany have additionally received their final six semi-finals since being knocked out on penalties by Italy in 1993.

After a stoop in current months, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s workforce is on a full resurgence. Since the beginning of the Euros, the Germans have been taking part in their recreation. The second greatest offense within the competitors and the very best protection with out conceding any objectives, the Frauen-Nationalmannschaft had been, nevertheless, much less sovereign than within the first spherical throughout their quarter-final towards the shocking Austrian workforce (2-0). Despite trying like favorites towards Les Bleues as a stronghold of ladies’s soccer, Germany confirmed some flaws, synonymous with hope for Wendy Renard and her team-mates.

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