England meets Spain in the Quarterfinals Euro 2022 tonight when the knockout stages of the competition get underway in Brighton.
The Lionesses enjoyed a record-breaking group stage as they won all three games and scored 14 goals in the process.
The highlight came in an impressive 8-0 win over Norway and Sarina Wiegman’s side are confident to face favorites Spain ahead of the tournament.
the Red one however, are vulnerable and only made it through to the knockout rounds after a nervous 1-0 win over Denmark.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s game.
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