After the conclusion of group stages, England and Norway are set to collide in the first quarter-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. With three wins in as many games, England has been in sensational form in this World Cup. England booked their playoff berth after beating Cameroon 3-0 in a controversial encounter. They would be eyeing for another dominant performance when they take on Norway tonight.

Norway, which is potentially a weaker side, can give England a run for their money if they get an early goal. Having defeated Australia in their last fixture, Norway would be hoping to for a positive result against England. We can anticipate another intriguing encounter when both these teams battle it out tonight at Stade Océane.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Friday, 28th June 2019

Time: 12:30 AM (IST)

Venue: Stade Océane (Le Havre)

League: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

Recent form (Last six matches)

 

Norway – L W W W L W
England – W L W W W W

  

Team News

 

Norway

  • Norway is likely to go ahead with an unchanged starting lineup.

England

  • Steph Houghton has been ruled out of this fixture following her ankle injury.
  • Abbie McManus is set to replace the center-back.

 

Squads

 

Norway

  • Goalkeepers: Ingrid Hjelmseth, Cecilie Hauståker Fiskerstrand, Oda Maria Hove Bogstad
  • Defenders: Ingrid Moe Wold, Cecilie Redisch Kvamme, Maria Thorisdottir, Maren Nævdal Mjelde, Stine Hovland
  • Midfielders: Synne Skinnes Hansen, Kristine Minde, Frida Leonhardsen Maanum, Vilde Bøe Risa, Ingrid Syrstad Engen, Emilie Bosshard Haavi, Guro Reiten, Karina Sævik, Caroline Graham Hansen
  • Forwards: Isabell Lehn Herlovsen, Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland, Emilie Nautnes, Elise Hove Thorsnes, Amalie Vevle Eikeland, Therese Sessy Åsland

 

England

  • Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley, Mary Earps, Carly Telford
  • Defenders: Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Rachel Daly, Alex Greenwood, Steph Houghton, Abbie McManus, Demi Stokes, Leah Williamson
  • Midfielders: Karen Carney, Jade Moore, Jill Scott, Lucy Staniforth, Georgia Stanway, Keira Walsh
  • Forwards: Toni Duggan, Fran Kirby, Beth Mead, Nikita Parris, Jodie Taylor, Ellen White

 

Key Players 

 

Norway

  • Ingrid Hjelmseth
  • Maria Thorisdottir
  • Caroline Graham
Ellen White has been in terrific form in this World Cup

England

  • Karen Bardsley
  • Alex Greenwood
  • Ellen White

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Norway

Hjelmseth (GK), Wold, Thorisdottir, Mjelde, Minde, Saevik, Engen, Reiten, Boe Risa, Herlovsen, Graham Hansen

England

Bardsley (GK), Bronze, Houghton / Abbie McManus, Bright, Greenwood, Walsh, Scott, Kirby, Parris, Duggan, White