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Get behind the Lionesses – England v USA semi-final build-up


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By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

  1. winning the SheBelieves Cup earlier this year and now showing their quality with a 3-0 win over Norway in Thursday’s quarter-final.

    Read Hope Solo’s BBC Sport columnhere.

  • #ENGUSA. It’s coming home! #roarforthelionesses

    Reece Lewis Horton:Come on England we can definitely win this game if we don’t make any mistakes but come on it’s coming home

  • line up in Lyon on Tuesday they will have a better chance to beat the USA in a World Cup match than ever before.

    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.

    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.

    I have a new-found excitement and admiration for this England side because of how well they’ve been doing under Neville over the past 18 months.

    Read Hope Solo’s BBC Sport columnhere.

    England players

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  • here to make your selection.

    Starting XI

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  • ‘These are the moments you live for’

    England v USA (20:00 BST)

    Caroline Chapman

    BBC Sport in Lyon

    Nikita Parris sat down in a Lyon hotel room with 15 British and French journalists to discuss semi-finals, penalty taking and her amazing career so far with Manchester City and England.

    I asked her how on earth you control your emotions when you’re walking out in a World Cup semi-final as the defending champions.

    “My emotion going into every game at this World Cup has just been utter joy. If you see me waiting to walk out I’m pretty much bouncing because I can’t wait to express myself in front of so many people,” said the winger from Toxteth who is the WSL’s all-time leading goalscorer.

    “These are the moments you live for. These are the occasions you want to be a part of. When you’re on that pitch, my mindset is: there’s 22 players on that pitch, 11 of yours, 11 of their’s, you have to dominate, in every sense of the word. That’s been my mantra from the start.

    “I’ve just wanted to be better than them. And if I am better than them I know I am helping the team in some way to get that win.”

    Nikita Parris

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    Get Involved – Your good luck messages

    #roarforthelionesses or text 81111 (UK only)

    Send me your good luck messages for the Lionesses.

    Some famous faces have even joined the party and sent us some videos of support for the girls.

    Tweet me your message using#roarforthelionessesor text me on81111(UK only, names on texts please!)

    Let’s show the girls how proud we are!

    England fans

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  • The big England v USA preview pod

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Have a listen to thebig England v USA preview podright here…

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    Well I don’t know about you, but I have well and truly caught the Lionesses bug these past few weeks.

    There’s nothing like a major tournament to bring everyone together and unite us with a passion for sport.

    A very good morning from me, and welcome to the build-up toEngland v USAin the first Fifa Women’s World Cup semi-final!

    We’re 90 minutes away from history.

    Come and enjoy the ride!

    England women's football

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  • Post update

    The day has arrived.

    The excitement is building.

    It’s time to hear those roars –COME ON LIONESSES!

    England fans

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  • Post update

    Waking up on Women’s World Cup semi-final day like…

    England women fan

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