- Can Australia continue their Cinderella run?
- It’s World Cup final or bust for Sweden.
The Women’s World Cup has been full of drama and upsets. It’s been pretty fun to watch and sometimes hard to predict. We went 3-4 in the quarterfinals, and now we give our picks in our Women’s World Cup semi-final predictions.
Spain vs. Sweden
These two teams have been performing exceptionally well in this tournament, but it feels like Spain has been punching above their weight. They were placed in an easy group where they were expected to advance with Japan. Although it’s impressive that they’ve made it this far, their performance in their 2-1 victory over the Netherlands was quite underwhelming. One has to wonder, did Spain win the game, or did the Netherlands lose it?
On the other hand, Sweden has been a force to be reckoned with right from the start. They’ve only conceded two goals in the tournament, making them the best defensive team in the final four. Zecira Musovic has been putting on a stunning display of goaltending, making sure that Sweden remains a formidable opponent. They’ve proved their mettle by knocking out two giants in Japan and the United States. No disrespect to Spain, who have been playing well, but Sweden seems to be destined for greatness. They are a complete team, from top to bottom.
Australia vs. England
Watching Australia advance in this tournament in front of their passionate home fans has been an absolute thrill! After defeating one of the top World Cup favourites, France, in a nail-biting penalty shootout, Australia is now on the verge of making one of the greatest Cinderella runs in football history.
The upcoming match against England will be tough, as England is the favourite and has proven themselves by making it to the semifinals. However, as we all know, magic is unpredictable, and the Matildas seem to have that special spark on their side. Although many have underestimated them, they’ve surprised everyone by advancing from the group stage and progressing through the round of 16 and quarterfinals.
On paper, England may seem like the more talented team, but their play hasn’t exactly been impressive, and they’ve barely made it through some of their matches. Additionally, they’ll be without Lauren James, who is serving a two-game suspension. Momentum is difficult to measure, but Australia has it, and they’ve been playing some amazing and gritty football. This might be an upset, but we’re going to ride this wave in our Women’s World Cup semi-final predictions.