England vs Japan - Women's World Cup semi-final: what time does it start and what channel is it on?

The semi-final takes place tonight

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The Women's World Cup semi-final between Japan and England takes place tonight at midnight, and will be shown live on BBC 1.

Mark Sampson's squad are only the third England team to reach a World Cup semi-final, after the 1990 men's side and the 1966 World Cup winners.

Japan, however, are the holders.

KICK-OFF: Tonight, midnight



Japan to win: 11/10

England to win: 14/5

Draw: 21/10

How Lionesses roared - road to the semi

France 1-0 England, 9 June

Group game: Eugénie le Sommer scored from 20 yards out as England fell to defeat in their opening game in Moncton.

England 2-1 Mexico, 13 June

Group game: Fran Kirby (below) and Karen Carney struck to set England on their way. Fabiola Ibarra found the net for Mexico in the 90th minute but England held on, rising to second in Group F, level on points with France.

England 2-1 Colombia, 17 June

Group game: goals from Carney and Fara Williams enabled England to finish second in Group F.

Norway 1-2 England, 23 June

Last 16: Norway led through Solveig Gulbrandsen’s header, but Steph Houghton levelled and Lucy Bronze’s stunning strike sealed victory.

England 2-1 Canada, 28 June Quarter-final: a dream start in Vancouver saw England score twice in three minutes through Jodie Taylor and Bronze. Christine Sinclair pulled one back in vain as England reached the World Cup semi-finals for first time.