When is the World Cup final? Everything to know for England vs. Spain

It’s going to be an all-European final!

England will play Spain on Sunday at 6 a.m. ET, with both teams looking for their first World Cup title. It’ll be a rematch of last year’s European championship quarterfinal, which England won 2-1. The Three Lionesses went on to win the title, giving England its first major title since the men won the World Cup in 1966.

This is the first all-European final since 2003, when Germany beat Sweden to win its first title.

While England’s win over Australia in Tuesday’s semifinal spoiled what has been an epic party for the host nation, The Matildas still have a chance to win their first medal at the World Cup. They will play Sweden in the third-place game at 4 a.m. ET Saturday.

Here’s all you need to know about Sunday’s World Cup final between England and Spain:

Who is playing in the World Cup final?

England and fellow European team Spain will meet in the final. England, also known as the Three Lionesses, advanced by beating host Australia in the semifinals. Spain took down Sweden 2-1 to get to the final.

What time is the World Cup final?

Kickoff is at 6 a.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 20. That’s 8 p.m. in Sydney, Australia.

Where is the World Cup final?

The game will be played at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, the Olympic stadium that seats 83,500.

How to watch the World Cup final

The game will air on Fox, with Spanish-language broadcasts on Telemundo and Universo.

How Spain made it to the World Cup final

Captain Olga Carmona scored in the 89th minute to send Spain to a 2-1 win and its first World Cup final appearance.

Carmona’s goal capped a frenetic finish to the game, with all three goals coming in an eight-minute span. Salma Paralluelo put La Roja in the lead in the 81st, only to have Rebecka Blomqvist equalize in the 88th. But with the game appearing to be headed to overtime, Carmona scored off a corner kick, settling the ball with her first touch before firing it into the net.

Spain is playing for the title in only its third World Cup appearance. It went out in the group stage in 2015 and lost to the U.S. women in the round of 16 in 2019.

Watch the highlights:

How England made it to the World Cup final

The Three Lionesses took an early lead against Australia, only to have Matildas star Sam Kerr equalized from distance in the 63rd minute with what could be the goal of the tournament so far. But Kerr missed two fantastic chances while England was ruthless with its opportunities.

Lauren Hemp scored the game-winner in the 71st after a defensive breakdown by Australia, and then fed Alessia Russo for the insurance goal in the 86th.

Check out live updated and highlights here.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: When is the World Cup final? England vs. Spain kicks off Sunday


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