The 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is set to enter the semi-finals. The two matches for the football tournament’s last-four phase will be played on August 15 and August 16. England will take on Australia after a comeback win over Colombia, while France were beaten on penalties by the co-host nation. And Spain will take on Sweden after they downed Netherlands and Japan, respectively. The first semi-final between Spain and Sweden is going to take place on August 15 at Eden Park, New Zealand. Spain qualified for the semi-final by edging the third ranked team in Women's football Netherlands 2-1. Substitute Salma Paralluelo scored an extra- time winner to give Spain the victory in a tight quarter-final tie after the Netherlands had drew level in stoppage time of normal time. Sweden booked a spot against Spain by seeing out 2011 champions Japan in a 2-1 victory. Sweden who knocked out double defending champion USA had grown into the tournament and they further showed this by defeating the Japanese who were the only team left in the competition that had previously won it. August 16 is the date and Stadium Australia is the venue for the face-off between Australia and England. Australia sealed their semi-final berth by beating France in a thrilling penalty shoot-out. Australia were 7-6 winners after the spot-kicks, which featured seven missed penalties combined. England, missing star player Lauren James came back from a goal down to beat an impressive Colombia side 2-1. The third 2-1 scoreline of the four matches in the quarter-finals. Alessia Russo gave England the win in the 63 rd minute after Lauren Hemp had equalized in first half stoppage time following an error from the Colombian goalkeeper. Whatever happens, it is certain there will be a new name on the trophy this year. Lang Park, Brisbane, will host the third-place match on 19 August Stadium Australia will host the final which will be held on 20 August.
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