England captain Harry Kane sends message to Lionesses after they reach first ever World Cup final
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 17
Harry Kane has praised the England Lionesses (Picture: Sky Sports/Getty)

Harry Kane has sent his congratulations to ’s Lionesses after they beat Australia to reach the final.

Sarina Wiegman’s side, who became European champions last year, .

England will face Spain in Sunday’s final as they look to secure the nation’s second World Cup trophy and first since 1966.

Kane watched the first-half of England’s semi-final win before training with his new teammates following .

‘Massive congratulations to the Lionesses,’ said Kane, who has captained the England men’s side since 2018.

‘I was watching it and saw we went 1-0 up and then got pulled away [for training] but I saw it finished 3-1 so it sounds like a heck of a game.

‘Massive congratulations, we’re all behind them and hopefully they can do it in the final.

England beat Australia 3-1 to reach Sunday’s final (Picture: Getty)

‘We saw what the Euros did for the game and how much it brought the country together. I’ll be watching the final out here obviously but I wish them all the best, they deserve it.’

After a cagey start to the second semi-final in Sydney, Manchester United star Toone broke the deadlock with a superb finish.

Chelsea striker Sam Kerr equalised for Australia with a long-range strike but England quickly regained their lead through Lauren Hemp.

Hemp turned from scorer to provider to set up Alessia Russo late on as England put the game to bed and booked a place in Sunday’s World Cup final.

Lionesses boss Wiegman said: ‘We achieved the final! Unbelievable, it feels like we won the whole thing but we didn’t.

‘An away game at this incredible stadium, it was a hard game but again, we found a way to win. We scored three goals, in this team there is ruthlessness, up front and defence.

Australia were knocked out despite Sam Kerr’s superb goal (Picture: Getty)

‘We really want to win. We stick together and we stick to the plan and it worked again.’

England goalscorer Russo added: ‘It’s incredible. We have speaking about how when we were little kids we were dreaming of playing at World Cups.

‘To take it to the final and have a chance to compete for the trophy is everything you dream about.’

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