Women's World Cup 2019: England Third Place Play-Off Date, Kick Off Time & TV Channel
England couldn't be any prouder of our Lionesses. Despite being defeated 2-1 by the Women's World Cup 2019 favourites USA in the semi-final, they inspired a nation by playing with togetherness and passion. Now they hope to finish on a high in the third place play-off. Here's everything you need to know about our Bronze medal match including the date, kick off time and TV channel.
Why is there a third place Bronze play-off?
The third place play-off is a consolation game, giving the two teams who narrowly missed out on the final the chance to pick up a bronze medal. It's sometimes known as the game that nobody wants to play in, but for some, it's a great way to put the misery of missing out on the final behind them.
It'll also be a great opportunity for Ellen White to extend her newly claimed title of 'England's all-time top goalscorer at Women's World Cups'.
Who will England meet in the third place play-off?
Netherlands will take on Spain this evening at 20:00 (BST) in the second semi final. The winner of this football match will go on to take on USA in the final and the loser will face England for the bronze medal.
What date will it be played?
The match is set to take place on Saturday July 6. With the final taking place on the Sunday, we have one last weekend of Women's World Cup 2019 before the much watched competition comes to a close.
What time is kick off of the third place match?
The match will be kicking off at 16:00 (BST)
What TV channels is it on?
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With Wimbledon set to takeover the BBC, it doesn't like there will be a space for the third place play-off on their regular BBC One spot. Instead, BBC are expected to show it via the red button and iPlayer.
Where will it be played?
The Lionesses will be lining up in Nice, France.
Who won it last year?
We might be set to have a bit of déjà vu by the end of the weekend. In the Women's World Cup 2015, England finished in third place whereas USA took top spot.
No matter what happens in the third place play-off, England have done the nation proud. They've acted with style and class, managed to keep their cool in testing conditions against Cameroon and have smashed plenty of UK television records along the way. BBC recently announced that the semi-final was the most watched TV programme this year with 11.7 million viewers.
Some viewers will still be upset though, especially as Budweiser were set to give away free beer if they reached the final.
The Lionesses have helped inspire the next generation of female footballers, which can only be a positive for our chances of winning gold in Women's World Cups in the future.
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