A big congratulations to Liverpool star Fara Williams, who has helped England’s women reach the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, beating hosts Canada 2-1 in the quarter-final to set up a meeting with defending champions Japan.
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We often forget to mention the Liverpool Ladies as much as we should. They are, after all, two-time Super League champions as well as the current holders of the competition.
Williams has been crucial to our success since joining the Reds from Everton in 2012. The 31-year-old is widely renowned as one of the best female players in the country, having also won 139 caps and scored 37 goals for the Lionesses. She’s already netted once at this tournament, in the group stage win over Colombia.
The Three Lions are now just two games away from lifting the trophy for the first time. If they can defeat Japan, who were unconvincing in their 1-0 win over Australia on Saturday, then they will face the winners of the Germany v USA clash.
Japan, German and USA have won five of the previous six tournaments between them, while we have never before reached this stage, so the odds are definitely against us. However, if Williams and co can continue to perform to the level they have thus far then we could have something to celebrate very soon.