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Germany (W) - England (W)
Women's World Cup - 4 July 2015
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Smiles on the England bench. They know they are nearly there...
Two minutes added. England so close now!
Corner to Germany....
Germany throwing everything at this now.
Three minutes for England. are they set to be the third best in the world?
WHAT A MISS! Schmidt crosses to the far post - but the header from six yards is wide!!! Huge let off for Sampson and co.
SAVE! Germany work a short free kick to Mittag who drills in a low effort that Bardsley does well to gather at the second attempt.
ENGLAND SUB: Williams off, Stoney on.
Can England hang on for a first ever win over Germany?
The irony that it was an England pen versus Germany has not been lost on many!
You have to say that's no more than England deserve. They've been superb tonight.
GOAL! Fara Williams steps up and smashes it into the back of the net! England lead!
PENALTY TO ENGLAND!!!! Sanderson pulled back by Kemme and the North Korean referee points to the spot!
KICK OFF! Germany restart in ET. It wouldn't be England v Germany at a major tournament without pens would it!?
HT in ET: Still 0-0.
Leupolz from 20 yards... poor effort. She hammers it over the top with time and space to get it on target.
Mittag pounces on a loose ball 35 yards out and goes down under a challenge. The players stop but the ref says play on!
We've not seen much from England as an attacking force in ET.
GERMANY SUB: Goessling off, Popp on sporting a protective helmet!
Laudehr rises to meet a corner with a free header - but it's wide! Decent chance amidst a packed penalty area.
Germany in behind here... it's cut back from the left byline... brilliant from Houghton who diverts it away on the stretch at the near post.
Greenwood hacks the loose ball clear after Scott's defensive header from the corner almost fell for a Germany forward.
England have real belief out there. They had some great chances to win it late on in normal time.
Houghton meets a corner with a header from 14 yards that floats straight into Angerer's arms.
fine punch from Bardsley as she once again shows real authority in her penalty area to avert the danger from the corner.
England make a meal of defending the poorly hit free kick and it goes behind for a corner.
Bassett goes in the book. That's three England players cautioned now.
Aluko has looked dangerous for England since coming on. Her speed has caused all sorts of problems.
England's last 0-0 draw at a WC? Yes, you've guessed it, against Germany in 2007.
KICK OFF in ET: England get us underway.
FT: England 0-0 Germany. We will have ET to decide third spot at the 2015 WC.
Strong play from England... but Germany break. A challenge in the midfield and two players down. Bassett takes out Leupolz but no card or free kick given! The pair will be okay but that'll be it for normal time. ET here we come.
England piling on the pressure but it just won't drop for them.
Four minutes added. England pressing. Aluko finds space in the area but can't get the shot away. Corner...
Brilliant from Bronze as she beats two on the right before cutting the cross back towards a couple of teammates... it's set up for Houghton who skews a shot wide from the edge of the box.
Free kick to England on the left in inside the Germany half. Greenwood to take... it's cleared but England remain on the attack...
Sampson whispering instructions to Bassett on the touchline. Too harsh to say the caption should be 'Please don't score another injury time own goal'?
Aluko almost in again but her header forward is too heavy, allowing Angerer to come off her line and smother.
Both sets of players looking a bit jaded. They've given everything here. England have been hugely impressive against the no.1 ranked side in the world.
The corner comes to nothing.
A ball over the top almost releases Aluko who uses her speed to drive through on goal from the left of the area, but a German toe denies her at the last. Corner kick England.
Are we nailed on for ET here?
Bardsley booked for time wasting! The keeper offers a rueful smile and clears down field.
ENGLAND SUB: Sanderson on, Chapman off.
Jill Scott has had two big chances for England in the last 10 minutes.
Chapman is the first player in the book for halting a Germany counter attack.
England looking very strong now... Williams from 40 yards but Angerer isn't going to be beaten from there.
CLOSE! Jill Scott is played in by Bronze but can't convert despite side-stepping Angerer. The ball is worked to the left for Carney but Scott can't convert on the stretch at the far post.
Lovely idea from Mittag as she looks to catch out Bardsley with a chip from the edge of the box... but the execution isn't quite good enough.
Mittag involved in eight goals at this WC, scoring five and teeing up three.
GERMANY SUB: Mittag on for Sasic.
CLOSE! Big chance for Jill Scott as she arrives at the far post to meet the left-wing corner, but her header is well wide.
Good feet from Aluko as she earns England a corner on the left.
Is one goal going to settle this? Or are we heading for ET?
Anja Mittag being readied for Germany. She's a major goal threat and it was a bit of a surprise she wasn't included from the start.
Germany getting closer as Tabea Kemme weaves in from the left and unleashes a fizzing drive from 20 yards that arrows just wide of Bardsley's left-hand post.
Nervy moments at the back for England as they overcomplicate things in defence. The Germans win it on the edge of the area but Schmidt volleys a looping attempt over the bar.
Houghton rises to meet Greenwood's corner but can't get a full contact on her header as it flashes wide of the far post.
Corner to England. Greenwood to take. Now would be a great time to score...
Greenwood makes strides down the left but her cross is too close to Angerer's near post and the German stopper stoops to claim it under no pressure.
ENGLAND sub: White off, Aluko on.
Laudher meets the corner after ahead of Houghton but Bardsley comes through a number of bodies to punch it to safety.
Laudehr with some neat feet on the right. She arcs a cross towards Petermann whose header flicks off an England defender. Corner.
Who is going to make the breakthrough?
Almost an hour on the board. Is it time for Sampson to make a change?
Another corner is aimed towards Sasic but England get enough bodies around her to deny her a free header on goal.
PHOTO: Brilliant Bardsley.
Back up the other end and Williams works a short corner.... but the strike from distance from Potter is blocked.
England don't really deal with the resulting corner but they are let off the hook as Germany dither over getting a shot away.
GREAT SAVE! Sasic teases a cross into the area for Sara Daebritz whose hooked volley is brilliantly turned past the post by Bardsley.
Scott is back on her feet and returns to the pitch.
Scott goes down injured on the touchline. Play continues with England down to 10.
No sooner do I type that and Williams overcooks the resulting corner towards Bronze and it bobbles out for a Germany ball!
Williams' delivery has been superb this tournament and it's the case once more as a left-wing centre causes some concern in the Germany rearguard before being hastily cleared.
Scott gets free on the right and cuts it back for Carney on the edge of the box. It's eventually fed to Williams whose 35 yarder is blocked. Carney should have had a go herself there.
Solid enough start from England.
Laura Bassett may have endured a nightmare scenario in the semi final with THAT own goal, but she's been outstanding tonight. Great at the back and perfect with her passing.
KICK OFF! Germany restart the contest.... GERMANY SUB: Leupolz on for Behringer.
It's aimed towards Sasic but England get a block on it and the referee blows for HT.
Germany pressing late in this half. Corner ball! Can they sneak ahead?
Two minutes added.
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More joy down the left for Germany ends with Sasic misjudging Kemme's cross and heading high over the bar.
Behringer angles the diagonal ball into the box but once more the England defence stands firm. Houghton and Bassett have been superb so far.
Free kick to Germany on the right just inside the England half.
Wonderful turn from Petermann catches England off guard but her attempt to slip the ball behind the defence is brilliantly read by Bronze who gets across to make a vital interception.
If the last 20 minutes or so are anything to go by, those predicting an England v Germany penalty shoot-out based upon history in the men's game may not be far off! Very tight.
Schmidt curves it into the area from the right but it's too close to Bardsley who plucks it out of the air.
Ellen White has been well marshalled so far. She's not really been able to make anything stick to bring her teammates into play.
Half chance for Sasic but she can't control the fizzed pass into the area and it spins off her knee into the grateful arms of Bardsley.
Another England free kick is hoisted towards White but Germany handle it with the minimum of fuss.
It's a much more even contest now which will please Sampson and his coaching staff.
Bronze showing why she has been short-listed for player of the tournament as she jinks in form the right, cuts into the area but just dallies enough for Germany to deny her the strike on goal.
More good hands from Bardsley as she gathers the corner, palming it down with one hand before claiming on the turf.
Greenwood with some smart defending as she guides behind for a corner with Dabritz lurking at the far post.
Great clips on Twitter doing the rounds of that Houghton clearance. Well worth another look.
After a bright start, Germany have lost their way a bit. Neither side putting too much of note together.
Free kick to England just inside the Germany half after some lovely feet from Carney. It's worked short to Houghton on the left but her whipped cross is guided well wide by an under pressure White.
Carney with some space to try and engineer an opening but her pass towards Scott is well cut out.
STAT: The Lionesses have never scored a WC goal against the Germans.
England struggling to retain the ball for any significant length of time.
Just to put England's task into context: Germany have been crowned European champions six times in a row!
Houghton again looking imperious at the back. She's showing no signs of the early knock as she bids to complete every minute of the Lionesses WWC campaign.
England defending resolutely so far but Germany have had some good openings.
A very physical affair so far. Both sets of players giving it their all. They want those Bronze medals.
England don't clear their lines. The ball is fed into Dabritz on the edge of the area but she flashes just wide after some neat chest control to tee herself up.
Germany pressing again now. Corner ball...
Better spell from England after a busy start for Bardsley and co at the back.
Germany deal with this one better. England maintain possession but eventually the attack breaks down.
Another corner for England. Williams to take from the left...
First sign of England as an attacking force and they should be ahead. A corner is only half cleared, allowing Lucy Bronze to jink to the right byline. The full back cuts it back for Houghton who miskicks straight at Angerer from six yards out!
Has to be said that Houghton's clearance was quite superb.
Big chance for Sasic as she bears down on Bardsley... but the striker fires straight at the England keeper.
So close to more OG trouble for England. Germany well on top here. Signs are ominous for the Lionesses.
OFF THE LINE! Houghton hooks off the line with an acrobatic clearance after Potter miscued a header beyond Bardsley from a lovely left-wing cross.
We are back underway with Germany threatening down the left wing...
A break in play as Houghton receives treatment.
Incidentally, this is Germany coach, Silvia Neid's last game in charge at a World Cup. She steps down at the end of 2015.
Germany in control early on. Almost all of the play in England's half.
Regardless of the result tonight, this has been a triumphant WC for England.
LAST MEETING: Silvia Neid's side won 3-0 at Wembley back in November last year, with this tournament's top scorer, Celia Sasic scoring twice.
More solid keeping from Bardsley as she comes off her line to punch the resulting corner to safety.
SAVE! Early chance as Petermann meets a left-wing cross with a downward header that Karen Bardsley has to push past her near post.
KICK OFF! England get us underway wearing an all-red kit.
Great to see Laura Bassett getting a fantastic welcome.
DID YOU KNOW? England women have never beaten Germany in 20 attempts.
Will we have plenty of goals tonight? Edmonton hasn't seen many at this tournament.
Mark Sampson: "There's only one English team that's finished higher than third, we're determined to join that club. There's only us and the 1966 team that have won as many games at World Cups - it's an incredible achievement. So we want to give ourselves the best chance of achieving something special, making more history."
Rather interestingly, Sampson appears to have switched formation for this match with England adopting what appears to be a 5-2-3 system. As a result, the coach has made four changes from the heartbreaking last four loss to Japan. Jo Potter, Alex Greenwood, Karen Carney and Ellen White all come in. Meanwhile, Germany have also opted for change, with five alterations to their starting xi. Captain Nadine Angerer plays her last game for her country between the sticks.
TEAMS - England: Bardsley, Williams, Houghton, Bassett, J. Scott, Carney, Bronze, Greenwood, Chapman, Potter, White. /// Germany: Angerer, Schmidt, Bartusiak, Laudehr, Behringer, Sasic, Peter, Petermann, Goessling, Kemme, Daebritz.
Good evening and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the third and fourth place play-off at the Women's World Cup in Canada. It's Germany versus England in what the Lionesses coach Mark Sampson has dubbed a 'champions of Europe' match. Both sides will be still be hurting from their respective semi final defeats but will be hoping to sign off from the tournament in style. Kick off 9pm BST.