Date: 27th June 2015 at 11:44am
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England take on hosts Canada in the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals in Vancouver as they aim to reach the last-four for the first time in their history.

The Three Lionesses advanced to this stage after coming from behind to beat Norway 2-1 in the last-16 on Monday.

Second half goals from captain Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze secured the team’s first ever win in the knockout stages of a World Cup, despite having trailed after the opening 45 minutes.

22 June 2015 - FIFA Womens World Cup - Norway v England Lucy Bronze of England keeps Ingrid Moe Wold at bay with an outstretched arm Photo: Offside/Witters

Canada, who are coached by Englishman John Herdman, progressed to the last-eight for only the second time thanks to a 1-0 victory over Switzerland last Sunday.

Both sides have already met each other twice so far in 2015, with each sharing 1-0 victories.

So far in the tournament, Herdman’s side have only scored three times but have conceded just once, whilst Mark Sampson’s women have hit the back of the net six times and conceded four.

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The Canadians, ranked two places below England at eighth in the world, will be backed by the majority of the expected 55,000 spectators inside BC Place.

England have also had to travel over 2,000 miles from their base camp, whilst Canada defeated the Swiss in the very same Vancouver stadium.

Casey Stoney has been suffering with a stomach bug but is still expected to play, whilst Jodie Taylor came through the final 27 minutes of the Norway game unscathed in her second appearance since having knee surgery.

Canada have no fresh injury worries with captain Christine Sinclair to lead the line as she looks for her 155th international goal in what will be her 228th cap.

Shoot Says: Canada 1-2 England

 
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