Former England captain Fay White praised the Liones for “calm and collected” during their win over Australia in the Women’s World Cup semi-final.
England reached their first World Cup final and will play Spain for the trophy on Sunday after Ella Thun, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo scored a 3-1 victory over hosts in Sydney, where Australia captain Sam Kerr equalized. individual goal after the break.
Former Arsenal defender White, who has made 90 England caps, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “We already had so many different challenges and styles of play to face in this tournament and then have dealing with owners…
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“(Look how calm and collected the team was during that performance, even when Sam Kerr landed that fantastic shot into the net, they still knew they could keep playing.”
When asked about her predictions for Sunday’s final, White added: “This is Spain and we know how many Champions League winners they have in their team.
“Yeah, they didn’t do it on the world stage. This is their first time in a final and England’s first time in a World Cup final, but they have already had such success in Europe.
“However, England is the only team that has not lost. If you look at the opponents, Spain really lost and conceded. I think they conceded goals in most games. So there is hope and I believe that England can do it.”