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Norwegian newspaper asks England Women if they are "ready for a hell of a beating"

A Norwegian newspaper prints a front page asking England Women if they are "ready for a hell of a beating" ahead of the Women's World Cup quarter-final clash in Canada.

A Norwegian newspaper has printed a front page mocking England ahead of the Women's World Cup quarter-final clash in Canada.

The Lionesses set up Monday's last-16 clash with Norway in Ottawa by finishing second in Group F with wins over Mexico and Colombia.

Taking inspiration from the famous TV commentary of 1981, after Norway's men had recorded a shock win over England, VG Sporten have asked if Mark Sampson's team are "ready for a hell of a beating".

Thirty-four years ago, Norwegian commentator Bjorge Lillelien said: "Lord Nelson! Lord Beaverbrook! Sir Winston Churchill! Sir Anthony Eden! Clement Attlee! Henry Cooper! Lady Diana!

"Maggie Thatcher, can you hear me, Maggie Thatcher! Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating!"


Norway finished second in Group B with seven points from three games.


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