BARNSLEY woman Bethany England could make history by playing in a World Cup final for England today.
The Lionesses are due to face Spain in the final in Stadium Australia in Sydney from 11am UK time – their first ever World Cup final.
Bethany, the 29-year-old striker from Kingstone, could become the first person from Barnsley to play in a World Cup final, either men’s or women’s, and the first to be involved in one since George Rayner managed Sweden in their 1958 defeat.
They reached the final with a 3-1 semi-final victory against hosts Australia on Wednesday.
Bethany was an unused substitute in the semi but had come off the bench late on in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia on Saturday.
She has come on in four of England’s six games so far, crucially netting their first scored penalty in the last 16 shoot-out win over Nigeria.
In total she has 25 England caps and 11 goals.