Englands Euro 2022 Campaign shifts into another gear tonight when they meet Spain in the quarter-finals.
The tournament hosts endured a record-breaking group stage and show the form of potential winners of the competition.
But the knockout stages offer a different kind of pressure as England’s Euro 2022 dreams are now at stake against a dangerous Spanish side.
Although La Roja have not reached the heights that many expected ahead of the tournament, Spain remain a dangerous side and England undoubtedly face their biggest test of the tournament tonight on the south coast.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When does England play Spain?
The game will kick off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday 20 July. It will be played at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.
How can I view it?
It will be broadcast live on BBC One from 7.30pm. It is also shown live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
What’s new from the team?
Sarina Wiegman is “very hopeful” to stand on the sidelines for the Euro 2022 quarter-finals in England after her positive Covid-19 test. Your cast choices shouldn’t bring such uncertainty, however. Wiegman has previously named the same starting team for each of England’s three games and there is little reason to change that here. However, reserve goalkeeper Hannah Hampton is out after testing positive for Covid-19.
Spain, meanwhile, faces some tough choices. Left-back Olga Carmona and winger Marta Cardona made positive contributions off the bench against Denmark and started from the start. Spain coach Jorge Vilda rotated his front three throughout the group stage and Julia Garcia’s struggles in the central forward role saw Esther Gonzalez reinstated.
England: ears; Bronze, Hell, Williamson, Daly; Walsh, Stanway; Kirby; hemp, white, mead
Spain: Panos; Batlle, Paredes, Leon, Carmona; Bonmati, Guijarro, Caldentey; Del Castillo, Gonzales, Cardona
England are favourites, and with good reason. Spain weren’t the same side without Alexia Putellas and Jenni Hermoso, and England’s pressing from midfield, weeks of pace and recklessness in front of goal are all big red flags for a team struggling with defensive transitions. If England are there like they were against Norway, this could be another big win. England 3-0 Spain