“Football Comes Home”…again! England fans are out in force in Sydney as the Lionesses prepare to face Denmark in the Women’s World Cup
- Confident Britons prepare for the big game chanting ‘it’s coming home’
England fans are out in force in Sydney as the Lionesses prepare to take on Denmark in the Women’s World Cup today.
Brits preparing for the big game chanted ‘it’s coming home’ before kick-off at 9.30am GMT.
One, dressed as Steve Irwin, said: “Today is going to be a tough game, but we are going to get the win!”
Another named Jess, who met a group she played football with at university, said it was great to be able to support the lionesses and women’s football while another, Sharon, 71, from Peterborough , showed a badge she had managed to get signed by some of the players.
An optimistic Manchester fan predicted England would win 4-0.
English fan group, Free Lionesses, outside the Sydney Opera House
England fans are out in force in Sydney today, preparing for the big game
A fan dressed as Steve Irwin said: “Today is going to be a tough game, but we are going to win!
Brits prepare for big game chanting ‘it’s coming home’
Footage from a trailer released by the England Lionesses ahead of their World Cup clash with Denmark
The Lionesses of England have released a dramatic trailer ahead of their World Cup clash against Denmark in Australia as excitement builds for the game.
The buzzy video opens with a montage of footage from practice and the opener against Haiti as an announcer declares: “The Lionesses kick off their latest legacy.”
Fans who showed up in Sydney cheer on the England women as a player applauds them for being ‘amazing as always’ and a ‘vital part of the game’.
Another footballer reiterated that going into today’s game the focus has been on ‘keeping your foot on the accelerator’ and ‘improving as players and as a team’. She added that it is “such a proud moment” every time the team “dons the England shirt”.
The trailer arrives as the Lionesses prepare to face a tough test in the form of Denmark today.
The Lionesses have now gone four games without a goal in open play, with team manager Sarina Wiegman acknowledging her side lacked “crudeness” after needing a penalty from Georgia Stanway to beat the Haiti minnows in a their opening game.
Denmark beat China 1-0 in their opener but coach Lars Sondergaard insisted his side, ranked 13th in the world, were grossly underdogs in today’s game.
A fan who had met a band in Australia that she played football with in college
The England players pose for a photo during a training session at the Central Coast Stadium yesterday
Fans outside Sydney Harbor Bridge ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group D match
England fans pictured at the Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park, Australia today
Wiegman admitted yesterday that she could make an out-of-character decision to change her starting XI for the game.
Asked if she would be ‘ruthless’ about her squad selection today, the manager said: “The fact that I’m more likely to make changes has nothing to do with that. [ruthlessness]I want to make changes.
“What we do is approach every game and then when we prepare to prepare we first see who is fit and available and then we make the decisions on what we need to start and then we decide. whether we’re going to start with the same XI or maybe make some changes.
“We talked about ruthlessness and we also said ‘what is ruthlessness? We talked about getting into the final third, crosses being right, getting into the box at the right time, and we worked on that. Today looked really good actually. We are really looking forward to the game.