Women’s World Cup: England boss Phil Neville says semi-final defeat would be failure

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Head coach Phil Neville says it would be considered a “failure” if England do not beat the USA to reach the Women’s World Cup final.

The Lionesses face the defending champions and world number one side in the semi-finals in Lyon on Tuesday – in a game live on BBC One (20:00 BST).

England, ranked third, have never gone beyond the last four at a World Cup.

“Nobody cares who loses a semi-final, it’s all about winning,” said Neville.

“No-one cares about silver and bronze – it’s the gold medal everyone wants.”