As a reminder of how far girls’s soccer has come, the 1984 match was not granted official standing and was performed 35 minutes every method with a measurement 4 ball. England gained their two-legged semi-final towards Denmark 3-1 on mixture and drew 1-1 on mixture within the closing towards Sweden earlier than dropping 4-3 on penalties.
Sweden have been once more England’s conquerors three years later, 3-2 after extra-time because of Gunilla Axen’s second objective of the match. There was no comfort to be discovered within the third place play-off, the place Italy overcame Kerry Davis’ early penalty to win 2-1.
With the two-legged format restored, England confronted a mountain to climb after dropping their first leg 4-1 to Germany. The eventual champions accomplished a 6-2 mixture win regardless of early objectives from Karen Farley in each video games.
After a 14-year wait, the Lionesses have been again in last-four motion and edged out the Netherlands 2-1 as Jill Scott’s extra-time winner added to Kelly Smith’s opener. Nonetheless, they have been hammered 6-2 by Germany within the closing.
World Cup 2015
Aya Miyama and Fara Williams traded penalties earlier than Laura Bassett’s unlucky late personal objective despatched Japan by means of to the ultimate. One other Williams spot-kick earned third place through a 1-0 extra-time win over Germany.
Millie Vibrant’s late personal objective capped a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands, who went on to win the title on dwelling soil below Sarina Wiegman’s administration in a extra beneficial omen for this 12 months’s England aspect.
World Cup 2019
Ellen White scored however had one other disallowed and Steph Houghton missed a penalty as England have been crushed 2-1 by eventual champions the US. They misplaced the third place play-off 2-1 to Sweden, with Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson on course earlier than Fran Kirby replied.