‘Many people said England would flop’: Lucy Bronze is assured the Lionesses can progress to the World Cup closing regardless of the semi-final curse

Lucy Bronze says England have the struggle and the expertise to make it to the World Cup closing after overcoming their hoodoo within the semi-finals ultimately summer season’s European Championship.

The Lionesses had misplaced three semi-finals in a row – together with the 2015 and 2019 World Cups – earlier than beating Sweden 4-0 at Euro 2022.

England beat Colombia 2-1 to arrange a semi-final with Australia and Bronze, who’ve performed within the final two World Cups, are assured the Lionesses can use their previous expertise to progress to the ultimate .

“We got over that hurdle at the European Championships last year and finally made it to the final and got past the dreaded semi-final defeat, so we’ve got that covered,” mentioned Bronze.

“If we hadn’t made it to the semi-finals, I’d have mentioned we underperformed.

Lucy Bronze is making her third World Cup look for England, having represented her nation in 2015 and 2019, however is decided to interrupt her nation’s semi-final curse

England achieved a 2-1 victory over Colombia with bronze star participant Linda Caicedo, who joined Real Madrid in February 2023, beating rivals Barcelona and Chelsea together with her signature

“Lots of people mentioned England was the group that was going to flop a bit.

“Our efficiency was not our greatest, admittedly, however the outcomes are there and we’ve got the semi-finals, which this English group is thought for.

“It (this event) jogs my memory a number of 2015, the place I needed to struggle in each match.

“I believe the distinction with this group is: we’ve gained trophies, we’ve gained tournaments, so we all know what to do. We knew once we began the event that it wasn’t going to be simple.

“There was a number of exterior noise about whether or not England might deal with every thing that has been thrown at us thus far and the semi-final is what is predicted of us because the England group.

A peak viewers of seven.2 million tuned in to look at England’s quarter-final on ITV, whereas the BBC will present the semi-final in opposition to Australia on Wednesday.

Sweden has proven sturdy showings within the event thus far, proving to be some powerful competitors

The Lionesses have needed to adapt as a result of Keira Walsh’s harm and Lauren James’ pink card