England now have the chance to go one stage better than the last world cup – for either the women or the men.
However, it will be hardest possible match, as the Lionesses have to take on the United States, the current holders of the World Cup. To add to the chaos, a surprising number of people are becoming more favourable towards the American, mainly because their captain Megan Rapinoe – an out-and-proud lesbian who has openly attacked Donald Trump and who refuses to sing the national anthem in protest against him.
The last time the two sides took each other on a major tournament, the SheBelieves Cup, it was a 2-2 draw. No such draws will be allowed tonight.
England v USA is on BBC One at 19.30 (kick-off 20.00).