Spain v Sweden LIVE commentary: European heavyweights meet in Women’s World Cup semi-finals – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Spain and Sweden will face off in Auckland this week for a place in the final of the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Spain have never got beyond the last-16 of the showpiece tournament but have enjoyed a brilliant summer so far.

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Sweden have enjoyed a superb tournament so farCredit: AFP

Sweden, meanwhile, have also been hugely impressive, eliminating big guns USA and Japan on their way to the final four.

The European heavyweights will now clash for the right to face either England or Australia in Sunday’s final.

Spain v Sweden: talkSPORT coverage

This Women’s World Cup semi-final clash will take place on Tuesday, August 15.

It is being held at Eden Park in Auckland and will kick-off at 9am UK time.

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talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage of the game while talkSPORT.com will be running a live blog for all the action. 

Faye Carruthers will be your host before commentary from Joe Shennan and former England Women’s striker Lianne Sanderson.

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 BBC One from 8:30am.

Spain have the world's best women's player in Alexia Putellas

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Spain have the world’s best women’s player in Alexia PutellasCredit: getty

Spain v Sweden: Teams 

Spain

  • Goalkeepers: Cata Coll (Barcelona), Misa Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Enith Salon (Valencia)
  • Defenders: Ivana Andres (Real Madrid), Ona Batlle (Barcelona), Olga Carmona (Real Madrid), Laia Codina (Barcelona), Rocio Galvez (Real Madrid), Oihane Hernandez (Athletic Club), Irene Paredes (Barcelona)
  • Midfielders: Teresa Abelleira (Real Madrid), Aitana Bonmati (Barceona), Irene Guerrero (Atletico Madrid), Jennifer Hermoso (Pachuca), Maria Perez (Barcelona), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona), Claudia Zornoza (Real Madrid)
  • Forwards: Mariona Caldentey (Barcelona), Marta Cardona (Atletico Madrid), Athenea del Castillo (Real Madrid), Esther Gonzalez (Real Madrid), Eva Navarro (Atletico Madrid), Salma Paralluelo (Barcelona)

Sweden

  • Goalkeepers: Tove Enblom (KIF Orebro), Jennifer Falk (Hacken), Zecira Musovic (Chelsea)
  • Defenders: Jonna Andersson (Hammarby), Nathalie Bjorn (Everton), Magdalena Eriksson (Bayern Munich), Amanda Ilestedt (PSG), Hanna Lundkvist (Atletico Madrid), Anna Sandberg (Hacken), Linda Sembrant (Juventus)
  • Midfielders: Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City), Kosovare Asllani (AC Milan), Hanna Bennison (Everton), Elin Rubensson (Hacken), Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (Chelsea), Olivia Schough (Rosengard), Caroline Seger (Rosengard)
  • Forwards: Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal), Rebecka Blomqvist (Wolfsburg), Lina Hurtig (Arsenal), Sofia Jakobsson (San Diego Wave), Madelen Janogy (Hammarby), Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)

Spain v Sweden: What has been said? 

Spain’s record scorer Jenni Hermoso: “I always said that I wish I could win something with the national team and now I feel close.

“We are one victory away from the World Cup final.

“If we’re not nervous then something is not going right.

“To be in the final, to reach the final, just thinking about it gives me shivers. We are close to achieving this.”

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