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Football: England faced Colombia – in preparation for the semi-finals

Football: England faced Colombia – in preparation for the semi-finals

Colombia, which conceded only two goals in four World Cup matches, faced a more difficult day against England in the quarter-finals. In the tenth minute, the team was forced to replace defender Daniela Arias, who was injured in the knee and then received a bullet in the back of the head. After Colombia took a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute, Catalina Perez scored a goal for the goalkeeper in the seventh extra minute. Perez failed to catch the ball, which had barely any head speed, allowing England's Lauren Hemp to slot the ball into the net.

Not only that. After Alessia Russo in the 63rd minute gave England a 2-1 lead, Perez was forced to leave due to an eye problem.

England led at that stage quite fairly. The team's performance was clearly better in the first half. But after 2-1, it was England who created more chances in defence. Colombia went through several times, but once the ball got into the box, England were there with good defensive performances, meaning heated situations didn't happen.

England won 2-1. But despite this, the team had a live chat after the match. Tactical talk according to Alessia Russo.

– That's what makes us a good team. We always try to find things to improve, even if we just made it to the semi-finals, she says in the Viaplay broadcast.

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