England vs Colombia LIVE commentary: Lionesses without Lauren James for Women’s World Cup quarter-final – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

England will battle Colombia for a spot in the last four of the Women’s World Cup this weekend.

The defending European champions scraped through their first knockout fixture on penalties after a tough test against Nigeria.


The Lionesses celebrated getting to the quarter-finalsCredit: Getty

The Lionesses were fortunate to be taken the distance by the Super Falcons having spent the entirety of extra-time a woman down.

Lauren James was handed a straight red card while Nigeria hit the woodwork three times prior to England winning the shootout 4-2.

Colombia sealed their place in the quarter-finals following a 1-0 win over Jamaica, with Catalina Usme scoring the only goal of the game.

England vs Colombia: Date and how to follow

This World Cup quarter-final clash will take place on Saturday, August 12.

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It is taking place at the Sydney Football Stadium and kick-off is scheduled for 8:30pm, which is 11:30am in the UK.

talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage from Sydney with Faye Carruthers serving as your presenter.

Commentary the comes from Joe Shennan and former England Women’s striker Lianne Sanderson.

talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog with minute-by-minute updates.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

The match will also be shown on ITV One and ITVX.

James was caught out for stamping on her opponent


James was caught out for stamping on her opponentCredit: GETTY

England vs Colombia: Team news

The headline news for the Lionesses is that star attacker James will be missing through suspension following her sending off last time out.

Ella Toone and Jordan Nobbs are the most likely candidates to fight out to replace the sister of Reece in Sarina Wiegman’s side.

Kiera Walsh came off with cramp against Nigeria but is expected to start once more following her incredible comeback from a knee issue.

Colombia can welcome back defender Manuela Vanegas from her own suspension that saw her miss the win over Jamaica.

Follow all the latest Women’s World Cup results, fixtures and group standings in our new match centre HERE.

Kelly fired home England's fifth and final penalty


Kelly fired home England’s fifth and final penaltyCredit: Getty

England vs Colombia: What has been said?

England boss Wiegman: “I’ve never experienced so many problems.

“[But] that’s my job, to think of things that can happen in a game, in a tournament. You try to turn every stone and think of a solution if things happen.”

On James’ red card, Alex Greenwood told talkSPORT: “She’s young.

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“I will definitely get an arm around her because it’s an important time to do that.

“Unfortunately, in life, and in football, you make mistakes and this is one of those moments, and she’ll get a hug from me.”

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