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Karen Carney tears up talking about England women reaching World Cup final

Karen Carney tears up talking about England women reaching World Cup final

England's Lionesses face off against Spain in the FIFA Women's World Cup final today (20 August) in Australia.

Former England winger Karen Carney MBE got emotional when talking about England women reaching the World Cup final.

England's Lionesses are currently playing Spain in the FIFA Women's World Cup final today (20 August) in Sydney's Stadium Australia.

Spain are winning 1-0 going into half time after Olga Carmona struck the ball past Mary Earps with a left-footed effort into the bottom right corner.

England's Lionesses face off against Spain in the FIFA Women's World Cup final today (20 August) in Australia.
PA

While we will have to wait for the second half to play out, the Lionesses have made already the nation proud after reaching the first World Cup final since the men got there and won it in 1966.

No one was more proud than ex-England midfielder Carney - who is part of the ITV punditry team covering the game.

The former Arsenal player was tearing up when talking about what the England team has achieved so far.

"I'm quite emotional actually," she told presenter Laura Woods.

"I'm emotional speaking about it but it's over to those in Australia now.

"They're our future, they're our inspiration and they're the ones that are gonna inspire millions, and we're really proud of them."

Former England winger Karen Carney MBE got emotional when talking about England women reaching the World Cup final.
ITV

Well, in the semi-final, England faced a hostile atmosphere in Sydney as they took on the Matildas on their home turf at Stadium Australia.

Ella Toone scored in the 36th minute before Australia's Sam Kerr smashed home the equaliser after the hour.

The Lionesses fought back with Lauren Hemp punishing a defensive error to get on to Mille Bright’s long ball in the 71st minute before Alessia Russo wrapped up the win later on.

England won 3-1 on the night.

Prior to the game, England men’s boss Gareth Southgate said he had 'no advice' to offer the women's team that has already accomplished what his has not.

Speaking in a video posted on the Lionesses’ social media, Southgate said: “Hi to you all out there in Australia.

“You’re doing a brilliant job, so that’s the first thing, and of course there is no advice because you’ve done more than us already, and you know what is needed to win.

“So all that remains is to wish you the very best for the final, and we hope you can bring that trophy back.

“Good luck everybody.”

The final itself is reportedly tipped to give a £185 million boost to the UK economy.

Let's hope that England can pull it back in the second half.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Football, Sport