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Result: England progress to Women's World Cup semi-finals with 2-1 win over Canada

Goals from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze help England Women beat Canada Women in the World Cup quarter-finals.

England are through to the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup thanks to a 2-1 win over hosts Canada.

The Lionesses made a fast start and took the lead after 11 minutes when a mistake by Lauren Sesselmann allowed Jodie Taylor in on goal, and she calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

England doubled their lead two minutes later as Lucy Bronze guided a header from Fara Williams's free-kick over the keeper and into the back of the net.

Canada came close to pulling one back through Christine Sinclair, whose free-kick whistled inches past the post, while Melissa Tancredi headed over from a few yards out.

However, England also went close as Stephanie Houghton hit the bar with a header from another Williams set-piece.

The hosts did manage to pull themselves back into the game three minutes before half time as a cross was dropped by Karen Bardsley, and it was tapped in by Sinclair.

England continued to create chances at the beginning of the second half as Taylor forced the keeper into a finger-tip save from a low effort, while Katie Chapman's long-range shot marginally missed.

However, Canada quickly got on top as they forced England to drop deeper throughout the half. Chances started to come late on, but Adriana Leon wasted the best as she shot wide at the end of a waltzed run through the defence.

England held on, and will meet Japan in the semi-finals.

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TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

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· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

DIVING
· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

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· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

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· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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