Well. A World Cup semi-final against Japan on Wednesday night, then. Join us then!
Well. A World Cup semi-final against Japan on Wednesday night, then. Join us then!
Wow. What an evening - spectacularly fabulous result for England, if a rather nervy performance; hosts Canada crash out and can't deliver that final swansong for Christine Sinclair.
ENGLAND ARE INTO THE WORLD CUP SEMI-FINALS!
Chamberlain kicks right up the other end to McLeod.
Massive clearance from England, back into the Canada half, and Sesselmann lumps that back forward - Chamberlain's alert and gathers.
Houghton's free kick is well over the bar, and England have five at the back ready for McLeod's kick forward.
Casey Stoney replaces Karen Carney.
Yellow card for Sesselmann, holding back Jodie Taylor who's through on goal.
Everyone in BC Places is on their feet as McLeod lofts a long free kick in.
Five minutes of added time here.
Corner is swung in, but Sinclair heads that wide, albeit in plenty of space in the middle of the box.
Buchanan is basically thrown up front now, Rafferty's flat on her face on the floor, Houghton doesn't trust her keeper. Oh gosh.
Buchanan's shot is blocked well by Jade Moore, then Siobhan Chamberlain does really well to hold the follow-up from range.
Taylor's looking tired now as she tries so hard to hold the ball up.
This is incredibly tense stuff now.
England looking a bit cross now - they put the ball out because Buchanan was down, and Canada didn't give the ball back.
Why is Buchanan looking so angry with Laura Bassett? The Canadian ran into the English centre half in the middle of the park and knocked herself over.
A snapshot from Schmidt, over the bar!
Leon is causing all sorts of problems with fresh legs and running round these tired England defenders.
Kyle replaces Scott for Canada, and Ellen White comes on for England, replacing the so-far ever-present Fara Williams.
Karen Carney's back down the other end, helping out the defence, then lumps it long to nobody in particular.
Houghton hoicks that gently into the waiting arms of McLeod.
Carney is fouled on the edge of the box as she's bundled over by a pair of Canada defenders. Can England make this count?
Williams hacks that clear and England look to break again.
Poor free kick into the box from England, and McLeod releases that quickly to allow Canada to fire up the other end again.
Leon replaces Tancredi.
Good hold from McLeod, coming out well to hold and claim.
Canada are stringing passes together well and looking like they could tear England apart.
This is still very nervy. Canada are looking to make a change now.
Canada are overrunning England. Time for a tinker, Mark Sampson?
Sinclair fires that over the bar.
Booking for Jade Moore, cheered by the crowd, for bringing down Chapman. Free kick just outside the box.
And Canada take Wilkinson off and replace her with Diana Matheson.
England are under a lot of pressure here. Laura Bassett is panicking, Steph Houghton's looking wobbly.
Siobhan Chamberlain's fiance can't take the pressure...
The ball's pinging about a bit from that corner but England can't connect with the decisive strike.
What a save from McLeod! Taylor's shot is curling across the box and she tips that away for a corner.
Incidentally, USA icon Julie Foudy reckons Bardsley's injury was caused by turf in the eye. OUCH.
Here's Siobhan Chamberlain, then, for her first minutes in the tournament.
Bardsley has picked up a black eye and a cut in her eyeball and that looks grotesque.
Shot from Karen Carney, just over the bar.
Lucy Bronze and Melissa Tancredi tangle and look a bit cross with each other. Eventually it's all smiles again.
Canada kick off the second half, and there's a big ovation. The crowd are revived.
That's half-time. Well, England won't have wanted to concede at all, but just before half-time's never nice. Still, a one-goal advantage going into the break is not too shabby.
GOAL! And Christine Sinclair gets Canada back into this with a terrible mistake from Karen Bardsley, spilling Lawrence's cross at her feet.
Jodie Taylor makes a tough challenge on Buchanan. Proper centre forward's stuff there.
England are defending rather sloppily here - too many free kicks conceded, too many balls given away.
Jodie Taylor is holding her leg. Too many knocks to the Lionesses today - at least there's a strong bench available to draw from?
Canada are pushing for a goal back now and England aren't clearing their lines.
Sophie Schmidt swings in a free kick and Jill Scott clears that for a Canada corner.
Christine Sinclair is getting herself about in the area but not on target. The crowd are, obviously, cheering everything she does.
Free kick to England, and the blonde heads of Steph Houghton and Katie Chapman go towards that in the box - it hits the bar and back into play.
Williams gets a bit of treatment for a knock to her foot, and everyone else takes the opportunity for some water.
Fara Williams takes the corner and again it's towards the back post, but not so successful this time.
Lauren Sesselmann looks absolutely lost.
Apparently the folk at Glastonbury are watching this match on a big screen. Excellent. How festive.
The crowd are trying to get behind Canada and gee them up a bit.
Sinclair shoots across the face of goal and past Bardsley's far post.
Oh, and of course I should have mentioned - Lucy Bronze went over to huge her bestie Jordan Nobbs on the touchline. Couldn't see the vice-captain's hamstring though.
Well, this is a heck of a start for England. Two very well-taken goals and Canada are huddling to try to regroup.
Free kick to Bronze at the back stick, and she loops her header over the keeper as her marker Chapman falls flat on her face.
GOAL! LUCY BRONZE!
I was about to say that England needed to get a grip in midfield, and centre forward Jodie Taylor did that - capitalising on the mistake by Sesselmann to take it on calmly and slide that home.
GOAL! JODIE TAYLOR!
Free kick to Canada after Bronze and Lawrence tangle, but Williams heads that firmly away.
On the break, Sinclair sets up Tancredi, who fires over as the full backs desperately run to get back.
Karen Carney begins one of her runs into the area, and she's promptly dispossessed by Sophie Schmidt.
England's back four clustering to the left at the moment. Communication needed there.
Throw to England and Bronze picks it up, but her run is brought to a close on the edge of the box.
Bardsley comes out and punches that, and it's cleared.
Free kick on the left as Tancredi is up-ended.
Those odd Vancouver shadows cast on the pitch again, with half of it in a disc of sunshine and the rest in shade.
Bad clearance from Bardsley early on, but the defence pull that together for her.
England kick off this World Cup quarter-final.
The teams are coming out. What an atmosphere in Vancouver.
Panic over. Bassett's lining up.
Word from Vancouver is that Laura Bassett has just limped off in the warm-up. This isn't a good start to the day for England, is it?
Sampson says it's "news to him" if Nobbs is injured. TV pundits seem sceptical.
Mark Sampson: "It's great to have Jodie back from the start...we need to know she can play right the way through if required."
Glastonbury's a bore, isn't it?
I'm told that Jordan Nobbs is indeed in the matchday squad - will be interesting to see whether she actually plays a part today.
No Fran Kirby or Toni Duggan for England - and a start for Jodie Taylor. And Jill Scott's back in the midfield.
Teams - England: Bardsley, Rafferty, Williams, Houghton, Bassett, Scott, Carney, Moore, Bronze, Chapman, Taylor. /// Canada: McLeod, Buchanan, Wilkinson, Belanger, Sesselmann, Scott, Sinclair, Schmidt, Tancredi, Chapman, Lawrence.
Some interesting team news coming in...
First off, some breaking news - midfielder and vice-captain Jordan Nobbs tweeted earlier that her hamstring injury has deteriorated to such an extent that she will miss the rest of the tournament. She's since deleted the tweet.
Good evening, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Women's World Cup quarter-final between England and Canada.
FULL-TIME. And that's it. How desperately disappointing for the Matildas, who held out against the world champions for 87 minutes, but Japan march on.
Van Egmont has the last shot of the game, but that's right into into Haikori's arms.
Heyman's lurking in the box, and Haikori and one of her defenders crash into each other.
Kyah Simon is replaced by Sykes.
GOAL! And from the corner, and the ensuing scramble, that's lashed home past the defenders on the line by Iwabuchi.
And Australia are working so hard now to hang on.
Oh, and Ogimi has a golden chance! Great ball from Kawasumi, and it just powers off her shin at a difficult angle and height.
Into the last five minutes - Australia are slightly under the cosh now as Japan press.
Kellond-Knight solid at the back there as Japan push for their goal.
Michelle Heyman holds up the ball well, but the final shot from Catley is very poor and over the bar.
Kawasumi's shot is blocked by Catley - and it's another Japan corner.
And Michelle Heyman replaces Katrina Gorry.
Sameshimi belting down the left wing once again.
Everyone's looking for time and space on the ball, and getting closed down.
Ohno's worked really hard today and looked reasonably good but in this final 20 minutes Japan will want their customary single goal.
And Ohno is replaced by Iwabuchi.
Utsugi and Simon have a little shirt-tugging battle in midfield, and Japan get the free kick.
Lisa De Vanna, the captain, goes off to be replaced by Larissa Crummer.
Kumagai is solid in the centre there as Australia find themselves with so much space.
Australia are looking to make a change here - bringing on Crummer to bolster that forward line.
Ariyoshi looks for Ogimi in the box, but she can't quite time her run and Kennedy does well to stop that.
And another shot for Japan, Ogimi not quite controlling it properly, and the world champions are threatening.
Great chance for Miyama, an attempted back heel at the near post, but it's just wide.
Another attempted header from Ohno, sandwiched between the two tall centre halves.
That ball really is holding up on the pitch now - those rubber bits must be very sticky.
Great shot there from Van Egmond, firing just over Kaihori's top-left corner and the keeper has to scramble to get that covered.
The ball holds up in midfield, tripping up Sakaguchi, and Sam Kerr tries to side-foot that home. Not enough fizz on that.
And up the other end, Kaihori is swift to pick up Kerr's cross before Simon gets anywhere near it.
Williams is slow off her line there, but gets there to gather at Ogimi's feet in the end.
And Utsugi looks to create some width but can't get the quality cross in.
Australia starting brightly here, Alleway and De Vanna linking up well.
Australia kick us off for the second half.
Half-time. Finely poised.
Into added time at the end of the first half.
Kerr on the break, and although she loses the ball, Simon picks it up and has a shot - right at Kaihori.
Corner to Japan, Miyama swings it in but it's past the far post.
Japan pressing in the closing seconds of the half.
Still struggling for rhythm and energy a little, this game, but no surprise in the conditions.
She's trying to run that off but looks rather uncomfortable.
Steph Catley is firmly seated on the ground and holding her right foot. That must be quite warm.
This is going to go to penalties, isn't it?
Kellond-Knight gets that clear although her keeper probably would have got there anyway.
Good save from Lydia Williams, tapping that over after Miyama's dipping shot gives her some trouble.
Australia are looking good on the break here, surprising Japan with their pace.
Australia clear that. Solid.
Ohno volleys what I can only presume to be a cross in from the left, and Catley puts that out for the corner.
Kennedy takes that, but that's wide of the near post. firm strike, though.
Free kick to Australia, about 30 yards out, after Iwashimizu fouls Kerr.
Sakaguchi goes blazing down the right, and Ohno just catches that badly, firing over the bar.
There's Gorry and De Vanna on the right, Japan harrying them out of it.
Australia look good on the break there from Sam Kerr but the pass isn't good and that puts a stop to that.
Miyama's looking to work something down the left but Australia are defending very well.
Australia are trying to chase Japan down in midfield but the champions look stronger in possession at the moment.
A few hopeful long balls forward - the players haven't quite worked out the right pace to be going at yet.
It really does look blazing hot out there. Suspect the ball is going to be doing a lot of running today.
Ooh, and a late slip from Simon as she shapes to shoot in the box, Iwashizumi coming into the challenge.
And another lob off the bar from Kawasumi but that's further off target.
Ohno has the first big chance, through on goal, but that bounces just off her shin and over the bar.
Van Egmond plays it out of defence to De Vanna, but Japan break that down again in midfield quickly.
Looks a bit slippy in the middle of that turf. Maybe it's melting.
Japan persisting with those high balls into the box, still seems rather optimistic.
Mistake there from that Japan backline, but Kaihori is there to gather.
Japan kick us off.
Hugs between De Vanna and Miyama.
The Japan side put their hands on their hearts to sing.
By the way, expect the stands to begin filling up with Australia fans in the second half - the flights out of Montreal to Edmonton were delayed today so lots of them will miss kick-off.
While we're waiting catch up on the last 24 hours of Women's World Cup action.
TEAMS: Japan - Kaihori, Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sameshima, Sakaguchi, Miyama, Kawasumi, Ohno, Utsugi, Ogimi, Ariyoshi. /// Australia - Williams, Alleway, Catley, Kellond-Knight, Foord, Van Egmond, De Vanna, Kennedy, Simon, Gorry, Kerr.
Good evening, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Japan v Australia in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals.
And that's it. USA through to the semi-finals, China go home. Join me tomorrow for the final two quarter-finals!
Wu lumps it long, but Solo hasn't been troubled at all this evening.
USA USA USA! chants ringing out round the stadium.
Three minutes to be added on here. China lack any urgency.
Press opts for a gallop down the right and into the box, ignoring the lurking Wambach, but her shot is wide.
Wambach joins the fray. Seems an odd late sub, but let's see.
Oh. No. It couldn't. Straight into Solo's arms.
Sauerbrunn gives away a free kick - this could be dangerous.
A sudden rash of handballs - fortunately none in the area.
Final throw of the dice for China. Not long to go to force extra-time.
And China make their final sub - Han goes off, replaced by Tang.
BOOM! What a shot! Edge of the box and Brian hits that against the woodwork - Lloyd looks to get to the rebound but she's offside.
Morgan is working really hard here.
Corner for China and that's easily punched away by Hope Solo, who's had very little to do. She had so much space she could probably have caught that if she'd wanted.
Lloyd's lucky to get away with that firm challenge on Pang. Even the partisan crowd winced.
O'Hara is now sitting on the bench next to Wambach, and applying ice to her mashed-up face.
Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe are sitting in the stands as the camera pans over to them and they get a big cheer.
That is, though; Press replaces O'Hara.
They've shoved a load of cotton wool in her face. I don't think that's a long-term solution, guys.
O'Hara is bleeding too much to be allowed back on.
Tan's off, replaced by Pang.
Kelley O'Hara has a lot of blood coming from her nose. That doesn't look pleasant.
Hmm, why is nobody in the middle to meet Rodriguez's cross in? There's oodles of space and nobody there.
Keeper comes for it again and doesn't get it, and China manage to clear anyway.
USA are buoyed by that goal - a corner now, to be taken by Heath.
GOAL! Carli Lloyd gets her head to it, just like Abby Wambach told her to. Klingenberg played the free kick back to Julie Johnston, and lifted the ball forward into the box.
China get us under way for the second half.
Half-time then. Interesting first half - can the USA do something with this new-look side?
Morgan finds herself in acres of room with the goal opening up before her, but three defenders align to close her down and block her shot.
One minute of added time at the end of the first half.
Back up the other end, and Wang Lisi on the right finds herself in space but fires past the near post.
China end up playing it all the way back to the goalkeeper after being on the verge of having a shot at the other end.
Another deep ball swung into the box, this time from Krieger on the right, and Morgan can't quite get there.
Long throw from the USA, into the box, and Johnston's ponytail flies towards that, but no real contact.
She looks like she's hurt herself making that save.
Lloyd goes for goal, and the goalkeeper parries that away.
Wang Fei is scolding her entire team, getting them in place before Carli Lloyd takes this free kick, about 45 yards out.
Lou goes off, replaced by Wang Shuang.
Johnston rises well to get her head to that corner, but it's high.
More good stuff from Rodriguez on the right, but more good defending from China. This is going to be a tough 90 minutes if that's their plan.
Nasty clash between Johnston and Lou, both winded and on the floor.
Another poor attempted clearance from Wang Fei, trying to punch but getting nowhere near it, but her defenders are covering on the line.
Free kick to the USA, wasted by Heath, who strikes into the wall.
Where's Wang Fei going? She charges off her line and fails to get anywhere near the ball she's presumably trying to deal with. Her defence help her out.
Rodriguez does really well down the right, but her cross is too long for Morgan. Still much better from the USA but they need to sort out that final ball.
Heath does well to keep the ball in play by the corner, and her cross is too high for Lloyd and off-target from O'Hara.
Deep cross from Klingenberg, eventually falls to Alex Morgan who doesn't get much on it.
O'Hara defending stoutly as China try an incursion up the left.
Mistake from Brian as she treads on the ball, and China are firing now.
China coming more into it now, taking their time and building up from the back.
Lisi is trying to put her foot on the ball in the middle of the park and start building something.
But they're going to need to get into the box, one would think - just those runs down the flank aren't going to get you goals.
China looking good on the counter down the right again.
Whether that's those changes or the knowledge that the weight of expectation is upon them now, who can say?
USA looking much, much brighter than they have at any time during this tournament as yet.
And there's O'Hara! Another beautiful curling shot, and that's over Wang Fei's head but also over the bar.
China moving forward a little, but can't get past the right wing.
Curling shot there from Morgan, but Fei can see that all the way.
Another good run from Rodriguez, but the flag is up this time.
Rodriguez is through on goal, great run through the centre, but her finish is poor and past the far post.
Kick-off! Many, many USA! chants. You know the kind.
The teams come out into the evening sunshine in Ottawa.
By the way, if you missed Germany v France, catch up with our report - it was a stormer.
Notwithstanding the enforced changes (Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday both suspended), the biggest omission is Abby Wambach, dropped and on the bench. Still no sign of Heather O'Reilly. She's still IN Canada, right?
TEAMS: China - Wang Fei, Liu, Wu, Li; Wang Shanshan, Zhao, Lou, Han, Tan, Wang Lisi, Ren. /// USA - Solo, Sauerbrunn, O’Hara, Rodriguez, Lloyd, Krieger, Morgan, Brian, Heath, Johnston, Klingenberg.
Well, Jill Ellis has done some rearrangement of her team, which bodes...interestingly.
Good evening/good morning all! After the drama of France v Germany, China and the USA have a lot to live up to.
SAVED - GERMANY 5-4 FRANCE. Lavogez sees her shot saved and Germany are through!!!
GOAL - GERMANY 5-4 FRANCE. Sasic with a magnificent kick into the left-hand bottom corner.
GOAL - GERMANY 4-4 FRANCE. Renard coolly sticks it in the opposite corner to the keeper.
GOAL - GERMANY 4-3 FRANCE. Marouzsan fires it low into the corner and Bouhaddi can't get close enough.
GOAL - GERMANY 3-3 FRANCE. Necib sticks it in the top corner. Superb spot kick.
GOAL - GERMANY 3-2 FRANCE. Peter races forward and fires it high into the corner as Bouhaddi gets a finger on it.
GOAL - GERMANY 2-2 FRANCE. Another great pen. Abily sends the keeper the wrong way too.
GOAL - GERMANY 2-1 FRANCE. Laudehr thumps her attempt confidently into the right corner with the keeper going the wrong way.
GOAL - GERMANY 1-1 FRANCE. Thiney puts that miss behind her with a fine penalty into the bottom corner.
GOAL - GERMANY 1-0 FRANCE. Behringer steps up and coolly sends Bouhaddi the wrong way.
FT after ET: Germany 1-1 France... PENALTIES!
Good effort. Hamraoui chests down the punch clear and volleys a dipping left foot effort just over.
Two minutes added.
That miss surely means this is destined to be a Germany triumph.
WHAT A MISS! Thiney is left unmarked six-yards out at the far post but puts it wide. She looks for a flag but it stays down. Incredible let off for Germany.
Five minutes left... Is there a moment of magic or a tired error that will decide this before we face pens?
Lavogez drills a low cross into the centre but Germany stand firm.
France still on top but so far the tiredness is winning. Penalties loom large on the horizon.
France have 11 back on the pitch as Necib's latest corner is punched clear by Angerer.
One of France's unused subs has had to get a new shirt for Hamraoui. Hers was soaked with blood.
Necib's right-wing corner comes to nothing. France currently down to 10 as Hamraoui receives treatment for a bloody injury.
For what it is worth, my money is on penalties...
KICK OFF! Germany restart the second half of ET.
HT in ET: Germany 1-1 France.
France still looking the better side but the Germans refuse to go away here.
Both sides have made all of their changes now as HT in ET approaches.
FRANCE sub: Delie off, Hamraoui on.
After a minute of preparation the resulting shot flashes straight into the wall!
Free kick to France as Necib's shot is blocked 22 yards out.
France set to make another change.
Necib has a sight of goal 20 yards out but can't get her shot away. Decent opening for the French.
Hard to call this one now. If it goes to penalties, you'd fancy the Germans...
Bouhaddi with some good hands as she claims Behringer's left-wing corner.
A sixth booking of the game as Leupolz is cautioned.
ET - KICK OFF. France get us underway as they make a quick change. Le Sommer replaced by Thiney.
FT: Germany 1-1 France. We will have another 30 minutes to decide who will reach the last four.
Two minutes added. We are going to ET.
Replays showing that was a dive. She should have been cautioned.
Lavogez goes down in the area for France... No penalty.
Extra time is looming...
GOAL! It's 1-1. Sasic steps up and coolly tucks away the penalty.
Maier's attempted cross hits an arm and the ref points to the spot. Looked harsh... Sasic to take the spot kick...
10 minutes left for Germany to keep their dream of a third world title alive.
GERMANY sub: Last change. Goessling off, Behringer on.
It's touched to Necib who sees her shot blocked.
Free kick to France in a dangerous position on the left of the area.
BIG CHANCE! A left-wing corner pings around in the area before Laudehr stabs wide at the far post.
GERMANY sub: Popp off, Daebritz on.
Germany preparing a sub of their own with time ticking by.
FRANCE sub: Lavogez on for Thomis.
Marozsan chases a lost cause but lunges in at the last minute. Another booking for Germany.
Goessling with a cynical drag back on Le Sommer. A deserved booking after she halted a France counter.
Now, what can Germany do about this?
That miss inside 60 seconds won't seem so bad right now!
That is Necib's 33rd goal for her country.
GOAL! France lead. A long ball over the top is only half cleared to Necib who sees her 20-yard strike take a deflection on its way into the net.
Necib fizzes another raking free kick into the area but this time it has too much pace on it for Renard to attack the ball at the far post.
It's Germany's first corner of the match but it comes to nothing.
SAVE! Marozsan curves a free kick over the wall but sees Bouhaddi tip it past the post.
Georges booked for bringing down the marauding Marozsan. Free kick to Germany 25-30 yards out.
Seemed to be a bit of a harsh booking that one.
Delie booked for catching Peter in the face during an aerial challenge.
Le Sommer glides down the left and clips a cross into the middle that is too close to Angerer.
It's so finely poised as we edge towards the hour mark.
Oooh. A shout was needed there. Necib drills the free kick to the far post but Delie heads over on the stretch with Renard better placed just behind her.
Another free kick for France as Germany continue to struggle in their attempts to stop Thomis.
SAVE! Sasic lets fly with a low, curving 25-yard shot that Bouhaddi pushes to safety.
Thomis with some more quality on the flank but this time her cross is well cut out.
Necib tries to sneak a corner next to the left byline but Laudehr is having none of it. Solid defending.
Germany already looking more productive in the opposition half.
France restart the contest. Germany have made a change with Marozsan replacing Mittag.
HT: Germany 0-0 France.
Goessling with a free kick on the right... but it comes to nothing.
Germany will be delighted to get in at the break all square. Can France nick a goal in the last few moments of this half?
Henry feeds Thomis on the right who hangs a high cross into the middle. Angerer comes off her line and just about beats Delie to it before diving bravely upon the loose ball.
Mittag and Sasic try to lead a Germany break but it all falls to pieces on the halfway line. It sums up the game so far. France far superior.
Another France corner is only half cleared with Majri arriving to flash a left-foot attempt just past the near-post upright.
Necib with some great chest control and a volley that is brilliantly tipped past her near post by Angerer.
Mittag is the first in the book for a lunge on Houara.
Henry drifts into space and fizzes in a swerving right-foot drive from distance that Angerer is able to get down and smother.
Popp takes it down on her chest but can't get enough on her ensuing strike to truly test Bouhaddi.
No goals, but it's been an intriguing opening half an hour. France definitely the better side but could well rue those misses.
Back up the other end and it's more desperate defending from Germany. Le Sommer almost ghosts in on the left of the area but a last-ditch challenge denies her a shot on goal.
The free kick causes chaos in the France area. Mittag sees two efforts blocked before Bouhaddi claims Maier's weak effort from 25 yards.
Free kick to Germany on the right with Goessling over it...
France have carved out some fantastic openings but somehow Germany are still level.
Thomis arcs a lovely cross into the middle for Delie who can only guide her header over from six yards out.
Germany are really struggling defensively. If it continues like this a France goal is inevitable.
Thomis causes more problems on the right of the area but this time her cut back is way behind Le Sommer who had moved towards the far post.
Mittag tries her luck from distance but it arrows well wide of Bouhaddi's left-hand post.
Germany manage to clear and look to have settled into this a bit more now. Will France live to regret the early chances they wasted?
Corner to France on the right...
Lots of niggle in this one so far.
CHANCE! Laudehr crosses from the right for Sasic who powers her free header over the bar.
Abily gets to the free kick at the near post but can only stab it wide.
Another free kick to France on the far left. Majri to take...
A first sniff of goal for Germany as Bouhaddi comes to punch a free kick clear and makes a mess of it. The French can't nudge it back into the mixer and Germany manage to clear.
This is a hugely impressive start from France. They are all over Germany who are hanging in there.
It's one-way traffic. Germany can't get out of their own half. A corner is half cleared to Necib who lashes a 30-yarder off target.
A clever free kick is cut back to Majri on the edge of the area but the referee gets in the way and when she eventually fires in the shot it is a hurried one that drags wide of the far post. The official inadvertently helped Germany there.
The free kick is blocked and so is the follow up, but another poor challenge provides France with another opening on the left.
Germany have not got going at all here. Another free kick to France. This one is within shooting range, approximately 30 yards out...
Another half chance for France as the free kick bobbles around the area and drops towards Georges who drags wide on the stretch.
France starting brightly. A free kick 45 yards out spells more danger for Germany...
WHAT A MISS! Thomis breaks free on the right and cuts it across for Necib who rolls it wide of target from eight yards out. Huge opportunity goes begging for France inside 60 seconds.
KICK OFF! Germany get us up and running.
The players are out on the pitch and the national anthems are underway.
DID YOU KNOW? Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has kept nine World Cup shut outs and needs just one more to equal Briana Scurry’s record haul for the USA.
France won 2-0 in Germany back in October as part of both teams' warm-up for this tournament. France winger Elodie Thomas remains confident they can repeat the trick but is wary that the Germans will be out for revenge."We know Germany's mentality and how much that defeat on home soil will have hurt," she said. "Maybe that makes things even worse, and I'm sure we scared them. But this will be different, as this is an elimination game. Germany is a good team, but France is a good team, too, and we've made a lot of progress."
TEAMS - GERMANY: Angerer, Maier, Krahn, Laudehr, Mittag, Sasic, Peter, Leupolz, Popp, Goessling, Kemme /// FRANCE: Bouhaddi, Renard, Georges, Henry, Houara, Le Sommer, Abily, Thomis, Necib, Delie, Majri.
Good evening and welcome to arguably the most mouthwatering clash of the WWC so far. It's Germany versus France in a heavyweight quarter-final between two of the favourites for the tournament. It's the world number one versus the number three and it all kicks off at 9pm BST.