GLOBAL FOOTBALL RULES THREAD INTO THE MIX : FOOTBALL 2015
THE PARTY ISN’T OVER YET
"Triumphant Lionesses a value bet to make history and reach World Cup final.
By Steve Davies
BBC1 and Eurosport, midnight.
"THE last England team to reach a World Cup semi-finals got no further but, unlike Robby Robson’s men at Italia 90, the journey may not yet be over for Mark Sampson’s Lionesses.
England women’s date with destiny arrives in the early hours in Edmonton when they take on defending champions Japanfor a place in the final. “
“Sampson’s squad have done superbly to get this far but they are, by some distance, the least talented of the four teams who have reached the semis.
“Pure ability, however, has often been rendered irrelevant at this tournament, where coaches have preached discipline, shape and organization into teams who have never been this well –drilled before. ......