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England are 90 minutes away from the semi-finals and a place in World Cup history awaits the side, who won their first ever knockout match when they defeated Norway in the last 16.

Saturday night’s game will be watched by the largest home crowd any Canadian football team, men’s or women’s, has played in front of and England are determined to spoil the carnival atmosphere in Vancouver.

Bassett took an elbow in the face in England’s opening game against France that left her with a black eye, but the gutsy centre-back has rebounded impressively to play a key role alongside captain Steph Houghton in the back four.

Manager Mark Sampson is expected to keep the pair together for Saturday’s quarter-final at the BC Place stadium and Bassett says the squad are not ready to go home yet.

“The players and the staff all feel it’s too early to go home,” she said. “Although we’ve been out here for a very long time, we don’t feel ready to leave. We’ve still got unfinished business.

 

 

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