A number of England stars have wished the women’s side well ahead of their World Cup semi-final clash with Japan.
Mark Sampson’s side became only the third England team to reach the semi-final of a World Cup when they defeated hosts Canada on Sunday, and can make history if they emerge victorious in Edmonton.
The England women’s team have never reached a World Cup final, and a number of male pros have come out in support of the Lionesses ahead of the clash.
Along with Wayne Rooney, Jack Wilshere took to Twitter, writing: “Good luck tonight ladies. Come on England!”
Gary Cahill echoed his rallying cry, the Chelsea defender posting: “It’s getting serious now! Good luck ladies, you can do it.”
His defensive partners Phil Jones and Phil Jagielka also expressed their support, with the Manchester United star summing up the mood of many ebullient fans, writing: “The England women are doing the country proud!”
Read a selection of tweets below.
Looking forward to @england women’s semi-final tonight. We’re all behind you, let’s go one step closer an get to the final #Lionesses
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 1, 2015
Good luck tonight ladies. COME ON ENGLAND! @england#Lionesses#proud
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) July 1, 2015
It’s getting serious now! Good luck ladies, you can do it! @england#Lionesses#WWC2015
— Gary Cahill (@GaryJCahill) July 1, 2015
The @england women are doing the country proud! Hope they get a result tonight against Japan. I’ll be watching! Good Luck #Lionesses
— Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) July 1, 2015
Ready to cheer on the team tonight. Show the world what you’re made of girls #FIFAWWC#BeTheDifference
— Phil Jagielka (@PJags06) July 1, 2015