Norway, meanwhile, were taken all the way to penalties in their last-16 clash with Australia in Nice, which they won 4-1.
With star player Ada Hegerberg ruling herself out of contention for this summer’s World Cup, Norway seemed to have it all to do as they looked to better their last World Cup outing.
- Norway has a full squad available for this game
- Nobody injuries have been reported
- Ingrid Hjelmseth to start in goal for Norway-W.
England Women will be hoping to book their place in the World Cup semi-finals but, first, they must overcome Norway in Le Havre.
- England-W may be without their captain Steph Houghton, she was back in training but not a confirmed starter
- Abbie Mcmanus could replace her in the team
- No other injury concerns
Norway Women vs England Women Lineup:
Norway Women: Hjelmseth; Wold, Thorisdottir, Mjelde, Minde; Saevik, Engen, Reiten, Boe Risa; Herlovsen, Graham Hansen.
England Women: Bardsley; Bronze, Houghton (c), Bright, Greenwood; Walsh, Scott, Kirby; Parris, Duggan, White.
Pressure on any England side will always be apparent but with Neville’s side reaching the quarter-finals, the initial pressure of avoiding an early exit has gone out the window.
Undefeated, four wins and only one goal conceded in that time, England have played some fairly impressive football as they easily made their way out of Group D.
However, the test is now truly on as they attempt to etch their name upon the World Cup trophy, with each respective match a major milestone on their route to glory.
Meanwhile, Norway have already lost at this summer’s World Cup finals, losing 2-1 to hosts France in the group stages. However, that hasn’t stopped them reaching this far, with Martin Sjögren’s side coolly dispatching four penalties against Australia to secure their place against the Lionesses.
Top Goalscorers: Herlovsen, Hansen, Utland, Reiten,
Top Assists: Hansen, Saevik
X factor star – Ingrid Hjelmseth
Top Goalscorers: White, Parris, Taylor, Greenwood, Houghton
Top Assists: Kirby, Mead, Carney, Stanway, Duggan, bronze
X factor star – Francesca Kirby
Last Five Games of ENG-W:
W ENG 3-0 CMR
W JPN 0-2 ENG
W ENG 1-0 ARG
W ENG 2-1 SCO
L ENG 0-1 NZL
Last Five Games of NR-W:
W NOR 1-1 AUS
W KOR 1-2 NOR
L FRA 2-1 NOR
W NOR 3-0 NGA
W RSA 2-7 NOR
Head to Head Record:
ENG 0-1 NOR
NOR 1-2 ENG
Stats & Facts :
Norway have played in five quarter-final matches at the Women’s World Cup and have lost just once – 2003 to the USA.
England are currently on their longest winning streak at the Women’s World Cup – 5 straight wins.
This will be England’s 5th appearance at the quarter final stage of the WWC but only once have they progressed to the last four. In 2015, England beat home nation Canada 2-1 in the quarter finals.
Current FIFA Ranking
Norway : 12
England : 3
Pick: England 2