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Summary

  1. Sub O'Hara stabs home Lloyd's cross
  2. Lloyd sends keeper wrong way with penalty
  3. Germany's Sasic drills earlier penalty wide
  4. USA will play England or Japan in final

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Japan v England head to head

    That is all from us for tonight. Be sure to join us tomorrow at 23:00 BST for the Lionesses' date with destiny. Good night.

  2. England v Japan

    If you want to try and convince your boss to allow you to have a lie-in after staying up to watch England tomorrow, national boss Mark Sampson is happy to help you out. He has drafted a cut-out-and-keep letter for fans to help persuade bosses to agree to a late start on Thursday morning. And here it is...

    Letter to fans

    Print out. Fill in. Hand over. Stay up. Cheer. Lie in. Lovely stuff.

  3. England v Japan

    So, that's one semi-final down, one more to go: England v Japan in the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, tomorrow. BBC One's coverage of England v Japan starts at 23:10 BST. You can also follow the match on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website.

  4. Blatter to miss final

    Sepp Blatter

    USA will be there. England or Japan will join them. But a familiar face will not be at the World Cup final. Fifa president Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the tournament on Sunday for "personal reasons". The 79-year-old Swiss had planned to attend the match in Vancouver, despite Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke pulling out of the opening ceremony.

    Blatter's lawyer, Richard Cullen, said Fifa senior vice-president Issa Hayatou would attend the match instead. It will be the first time since he became president in 1998 that Blatter has not presented the trophy to the tournament winners.

  5. Player reaction

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Carli Lloyd celebrates

    USA captain Carli Lloyd: "I just remained with my eyes on the ball and slotted it home [the penalty]. I knew what I had to do. We came out and played well. The more we knocked it about the better it was. We just kept our foot on the pedal. It is a dream come true. It is what we trained for; the blood, sweat and tears, My eyes are on the final now."

  6. Manager reaction

    USA 2-0 Germany

    USA manager Jill Ellis: "It is not about the system it is about the players on the field. They did a great job and played their hearts out. We prepared very well. The players executed, that is the key."

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    Luke Howitt: I grew up a depressed England men's footy fan - and I still am. But now I'm an in Cali - and a delighted US women's soccer fan!

  8. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Refereeing decisions are in the spotlight again, though. Should Julie Johnston have been sent off for the foul that led to the Germany penalty? Was the foul by Annike Krahn on Alex Morgan outside the box? Both big calls, both went against Germany.

  9. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    "We highlighted Carli Lloyd as a danger player, someone to step up in the big games and she took her chance. The USA continued from the first half where they dominated and kicked on in the second half."

  10. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Natasha Dowie

    Liverpool striker on BBC Two

    "USA deserved to win, they had the better chances. They should have been two or three up at half-time and took their chances in the end. Carli Lloyd was the best player in the game."

  11. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    USA's players celebrate

    In truth, it is a deserved win for the USA. They had greater amount of the ball, used it better, created the better chances and managed the game in a more professional manner.

    Crucially, they scored the penalty they were awarded. Had Germany done this it would likely have been them celebrating now.

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    USA 2-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "It was always going to be a tight game. Germany started better and you thought they'd win.

    "But you look at how Jill Ellis managed the game for USA. In central midfield, they played so well. In the end they were the better team and deserved to go through. Germany will rue that missed penalty."

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    Rhys Taylor: Wouldn't be surprised if there is a face paint shortage in Montreal looking at the USA fans

  15. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Great scenes in Montreal among the American players. Jill Ellis punches the air in delight as her players embrace in a huge huddle. Right in the middle of it is Kelley O'Hara, whose first ever international goal has helped her country to a final showdown with either England or Japan.

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    Tobin Heath celebrates with Ashlyn Harris

    Megan Lee: A great game of football, USA have kept up the pace all through the match and look to be deserving winners!

  17. FULL-TIME

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Kelley O'Hara and her teammates celebrate

    There it is! USA reach their fourth World Cup final!

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    USA 2-0 Germany

    A final change sees Alex Morgan replaced by Sydney Leroux for the USA.

  19. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "The goals at the right time helped but they've shown a lot of confidence. They come into games like that thinking they'll win it, it makes such a difference. They won the physical and pressing battle and got their two goals."

  20. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jason Gorton: The referee has ruined what was a very entertaining semi-final.

    L Higgins: Did not card Solo for gamesmanship, no red card for Johnston. Krahn foul not inside box. Big moments have cost Germany dear.

  21. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    The 90 minutes are up. Three added minutes are all that stand between USA and another World Cup final.

  22. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Leech: Watching in Boston; even US commentators say Johnson should be sent off, Solo booked and penalty outside box.

    Braddy D: Despite the result, the USA crowd are so cringey. Stop cutting the camera to them!!!

  23. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "France are the best team I've seen in this tournament but it's about taking your chances and USA have done that so well tonight."

  24. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Silvia Neid looks dejected

    Germany are desperate now. They lump the ball into the box but when it breaks from a USA defender, a red-shirted player can only hammer the ball tamely high and wide of goal.

  25. Post update

    USA 2-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "It's terrific play. It's a great ball in and it's all about how gets to the ball first - and Kelley O'Hara got herself in front of the defender.

    "Carli Lloyd has had a great game. Nadine Angerer had no chance with that cross. "

  26. GOAL

    USA 2-0 Germany - Kelley O'Hara

    USA celebrate

    Game over. Tournament over for Germany. Carli Lloyd's superb run down the left, which sees her beat her marker, ends with a cross that is diverted into the net by Kelley O'Hara. It is the substitute's first ever international goal. What a time to get it. It has sealed her country's place in the World Cup final.

  27. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Richard Falconer: I'm actually enjoying this World Cup far more than I thought I would. A lot of decent football and far less diving and whining than in the men's game.

    Jeanne Hedge: Isn't Marozsan injured? This could be a game changer, but in a bad way for Germany.

    Marcel Chinonso: Now the Germans are going to fall apart, chasing the game. Just what the USA team will hope for.

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  28. Post update

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Germany have 10 minutes to save themselves. 10 minutes to do what only one side - Australia - have managed this tournament - score against the USA.

  29. Post update

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "The last player Germany want to see is Abby Wambach. She knows how to win games. She is great at defending and attacking set-pieces.

    "Megan Rapinoe had a great first half but she was quiet in the past 15 minutes or so."

  30. SUBSTITUTION

    USA 1-0 Germany

    The USA's all-time leading goalscorer Abby Wambach is into the action, replacing Megan Rapinoe.

  31. Post update

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "They have to go for it, they need a goal. Dzsenifer Marozsan was the obvious choice to come on if she was fit."

  32. SUBSTITUTION

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Germany manager Silvia Neid makes her first change. On comes midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan for Anja Mittag.

  33. Post update

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "It's like for like. Tobin has done well down the left-hand side."

  34. SUBSTITUTION

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Tobin Heath departs and on comes Kelley O'Hara for the USA.

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    Joel McInally: German player commits a foul a yard outside the box, the ref gives a penalty. The worst refereeing performance I've ever seen

    Samuel Barnes: World Cup semi getting decided by clumsy fouls, cynical cheating, and refereeing mistakes. Let's have some magic now please.

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  36. Post update

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Germany are going to have to dig deep to find something now. They have not created much so far but they need a goal in the next 18 minutes or they are out of this World Cup and USA are into the final.

  37. Post update

    USA 1-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    USA celebrate

    "That's what 200 caps gives you - nerves of steel. No way was she going to miss that - even against the world's best keeper. Even if Nadine Angerer had went the right way she wouldn't have saved it."

  38. GOAL

    USA 1-0 Germany - Carli Lloyd pen

    Carli Lloyd celebrates

    Carli Lloyd succeeds where Celia Sasic failed by stroking her spot-kick into the corner of the net, with Nadine Angerer diving the opposite way. The American has now scored in each of the last three games.

  39. PENALTY

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Another penalty! This time to the USA. It is the same duo as the incident a minute ago as Morgan is felled by Krahn in the box after nicking the ball past her. The German appeals that it was outside the box - and has a good argument - but the referee has made her decision.

  40. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "It's interesting because Krahn didn't argue against the penalty decision, she argued it was outside the box. She probably was right - it started outside the box."

  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Loon and Asari: Clear red card, through on goal and pulls her down. Referees been shambolic this tournament

    Andy Hicks: Most productive card and subsequent penalty miss since Suarez against Ghana.

    ANW Newman-Chimed: Goodness German miss a penalty. Solo`s kidology works. USA 0 Germany 0. WHY NO RED CARD?

  42. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Alex Morgan does superbly in the box to collect a ball into the box on the right, shift her weight and beat Annike Krahn, but pulls her shot across goal.

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Braddy D: Sasic has been appalling all match. The missed penalty was on the cards.

    Frankie Singleton: Is this even real life? A German missing a penalty?

    JavelBleach: Johnstone should've nodded the ball to her keeper. Simples

    John: Missed penalty = justice for a terrible dive

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  44. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "It's important for USA to get themselves back on top in this game. It's going to be end to end for the last half an hour."

  45. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Germany come again, looking to make amends for the penalty but after darting to meet a low cross from the left, Anja Mittag blazes her shot past the post from the edge of the box.

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    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "Wow. She went one way and Hope Solo guessed the other way but you have to get that on target. It's so completely unexpected. That's a bad penalty and the crowd go wild."

  47. MISSED PENALTY

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Celia Sasic reacts

    Would you believe it?! Celia Sasic has six goals so far in this tournament but instead of adding a seventh she side-foots her penalty past the post. German heads in hands. American fans on their feet.

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    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "She's had a good tournament but that's twice Julie Johnston has let the ball bounce in the box. In the end she pulls down Alexandra Popp. I don't think anybody in the stadium had realised the referee had given a penalty."

  49. PENALTY

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Julie Johnston fouls Alexandra Popp

    Alexandra Popp - her head bandaged from a first-half clash of heads - is dragged down in the box by Julie Johnston. penalty. No doubt. No red card, though. The Germans could argue it warranted one.

  50. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    A good USA attack down the right, which releases Ali Krieger, ends with a poor cross from the full-back that is easily claimed by Nadine Angerer.

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    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "She was free. The last thing you want to do is leave a player like Anja Mittag free in the box. Hope Solo got across but she'd argue she didn't touch it."

  52. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Germany enjoying as decent little spell as a cross is swung into the box for Anja Mittag to glance a header towards goal that is tipped wide by Hope Solo. The resulting corner is headed away by USA before being fired over the bar from range by Leonie Maier.

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    Marone Pierre: Excellent match, skill passion and energy. Loving every minute. Well done USA and Germany for such an entertaining game.

  54. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Germany corner. Lena Goessling delivers a cross that beats everyone before Celia Sasic's return ball from the other side of the pitch floats over the bar for a goal-kick.

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    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "USA might want to play Megan Rapinoe more centrally. If she doesn't get the ball out on the left-hand side, she's not in the game."

  56. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    More frustration for Alex Morgan, who ends another promising attack with a poor ball from out wide that dribbles through harmlessly to Nadine Angerer.

  57. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tony Eccles: This game is pretty tight! Think USA will edge it thought. Maybe be a 1-0er here...

    Lynn Kilpatrick: Good luck to the lionesses for tomorrow. You have already made us proud.

  58. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Carli Lloyd floats a ball over the top but Alex Morgan is a yard too slow and Germany are able to clear. USA come again, though, and force a corner. Rapinoe delivers and finds another free header for Lloyd, who leaps well but puts her effort wide. Another American chance goes begging.

  59. KICK-OFF

    USA 0-0 Germany

    And we are back under way.

  60. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    "I don't think there's too much tactically to change for either side. USA just need to be more clinical. Germany will have to push forward and create more chances."

  61. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    USA players line-up for the second-half

    Here come the teams for the second half. 45 minutes to earn themselves a place in a World Cup final.

  62. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dale Nelson: The US and England men's national teams need to watch and learn from the women's teams how to win.

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  63. England quiz

    Jill Scott

    England have reached the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup - but many of the squad are not yet household names. So how about you test yourself on your knowledge of the Lionesses? You can do that very thing courtesy of the quiz on this very website. If nothing else, it means you can brush up and pretend you've always been a fan if they go the whole way and win it.

  64. While you were sleeping...

    England

    While many were asleep, history was being made by England's women last Sunday. For a recap of the tears, celebrations and selfies (as well as the action itself) have a gander at the feature on our women's football pages. It'll get you in the mood for tomorrow.

  65. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Natasha Dowie

    Liverpool striker

    "You'll see a different second half for sure, the USA will be disappointed to go in 0-0 but you have to put those chances away. Germany have been poor again in the first half like they were in the France game.

    "Angerer has come up with some huge saves, top goalkeeping. There was a great ball from Tobin Heath and a great run by Alex Morgan but for me you have to finish it; Morgan has hit it right at the keeper. Angerer has a psychological edge over strikers, but Morgan is a top striker and needs to bury those chances."

  66. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Jeanne Hedge: Germany making some silly frustration fouls, or are they intentional? Too bad they're resorting to that.

    Kyle Utterson: USA fans very uneducated when it comes to football booing even when the most obvious decisions go against them. They seem to think they have a God given right to win. I fancy Germany to edge through 2-0 cracking match.

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  67. England success a 'tipping point'

    Lucy Bronze (centre) celebrates her goal against Canada

    England reaching their first Women's World Cup semi-final is a "tipping point" for women's football, says the Football Association's Kelly Simmons.

    Their last-eight win over hosts Canada was watched by 1.6 million TV viewers, despite a 00:30 BST kick-off, and they now face reigning champions Japan.

    "It feels like the nation has fallen in love with the Lionesses," Simmons said. "It's a tipping point as many millions have got behind them. Everyone is really proud of the England women's team, awareness levels have never been higher surrounding the quality of women's football and all the work that has gone into helping them get where they are now - which is competing at the very top."

  68. England latest

    Steph Houghton (centre) and team-mates celebrate beating Canada in the last eight

    As you will all no doubt know, England take on Japan tomorrow in the second Women's World Cup semi-final. Here is the latest from the England camp...

    Captain Steph Houghton says her team's World Cup semi-final is the biggest game in English women's football history. "We should be really proud of being the first women's team to get to the semi-final," Houghton, 27, said. "It's the biggest game in English women's football and I can't wait.

    "In terms of English football, we have always been known to get to quarter-finals and get knocked out so we have taken that off people's backs, we've shown we can get to a semi-final and we can play under pressure."

  69. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Samuel Barnes: Dirty and unpleasant display from Germany. Finding myself right behind USA and the class and composure of Rapinoe and Johnston.

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  70. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    "Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer is the captain and she steps up and makes crucial saves at critical times. The first half has been fairly even.

    "Both sides have had good spells of possession. Germany have pestered USA well, but USA have had the better chances.

    "Germany started on the front foot, doubling up on Carli Lloyd and not giving USA easy possession. They are roughing them up in some aspects. They are making sure USA don't have any momentum."

  71. HALF-TIME

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Referee Teodore Albon instructs

    It has been a breath-taking, blood and thunder first-half but it remains a goalless semi-final. Alex Morgan's wastefulness is the chief reason for that. The American has had two clear-cut chances and failed to convert both.

  72. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Megan Rapinoe has definitely done something to annoy the Germans. She is on the floor again after being charged in the back by Leonie Maier. The German player is already on a yellow and can consider herself fortunate not to pick up another there.

  73. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    More pain for the American players. Tobin Heath slams into the advertising boards off the pitch at the German end following a challenge. After a brief moment to catch her breath she is fine to continue. Soon after, Alexandra Popp earns herself a yellow card for sliding right through and dumping Megan Rapinoe to the ground. Four minutes of added time.

  74. Post update

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    Kyle in Newcastle: Sick of the USA fans, the most uneducated fans ever - booing even when blatant decisions go against them plus cheering at stupid things. Hope Germany get through tonight and I think they will 2-0.

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  76. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "It was a great little touch but with the angle that tight, especially on her left foot, she'd need to be really precise. She'd have been better with that on her right foot."

  77. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Almost a semi-final stunner from Alex Morgan, who nicks the ball past her marker on the right side of the box but, with just the keeper to beat, curls the ball past the far post. That is a couple of really good chances now for the American striker. And she has wasted both.

  78. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "When you're on top against Germany, you have to score. USA need to take their chances. France were on the wrong end of a result against them because they didn't.

    "When you lose the ball against the Germans, it can only take two or three touches until they get a chance."

  79. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Another speculative German effort as Anja Mittag slices a long-range shot well wide of goal.

  80. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Chishimba El'chichi Mwansa: This was supposed to be the final.

    Andrzej Kwiatkowski: USA v Germany match very watchable. Impressively high level of skill. Not surprised. World Number 2 v World Number 1.

    Ogunleye Kolapo: It's being an interesting game so far.

  81. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Optimistic from German defender Tabea Kemme, who fires an effort from 30 yards that skips wide of the post.

  82. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "USA need to get bodies forward. Alex Morgan needs players to support her.

    "That's what's good about Germany - they get bodies going forward but when they defend a set-piece they also get bodies in front of it."

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kiera Robinson: If that was rugby league they would have been off. Football should follow both codes of rugby - head injury and you're off

  84. YELLOW CARD

    USA 0-0 Germany

    That is a tactical yellow as Becky Sauerbrunn slides in to drag down Anja Mittag, who otherwise would have been away in the USA half.

  85. Post update

  86. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Tobin Heath has a shot

    Oh, almost the opening goal as an American shot takes a deflection off a German head and bobbles wide of goal. Nadine Angerer was totally wrong-footed. USA have their tails up. A concerted period of pressure sees both Morgan and Heath poke shots from close range that are blocked for a corner that Germany are able to clear.

  87. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ross Quinn: Women go down after a challenge at a free kick into the box - actual head wound. Happens in a men's game and it's playacting!

  88. YELLOW CARD

    USA 0-0 Germany

    The first yellow card goes to Leonie Maier for pulling back Megan Rapinoe. I can assure you, it was yellow, despite the stadium screen showing an incorrect red card. The media man in Montreal is clearly playing to the majority of the crowd.

  89. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Alexandra Popp has blood on her head following a collision

    Alexandra Popp - the German player who clashed heads with Morgan Brian - is also bleeding and has to leave the pitch for treatment, followed soon after by the American. After a bit of treatment, both return to the action. It is a World Cup semi. They're not missing that for some minor flesh wound.

  90. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Carli Lloyd passes the ball

    Barbersy: Some cracking play in the first semi-final #girlsrule

    ZN Smith: Carli Lloyd is a great player. Thrilling to watch.

    John Pierce: Germans masters of soaking it up & scoring the undeserved goal. USA look like they might blow themselves out.

  91. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Here is a chance for the Germans to create something courtesy of a free-kick on the edge of the USA box. Lena Goessling delivers the ball high but it headed away well by Morgan Brian, who clashes heads with a German opponent that leaves both women floored and with the American bleeding. That will need some attention. Nasty.

  92. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paris McAuliffe: "I believe that we will win" - not a particularly inventive chant but the point comes across clearly #TeamUSA #simples

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  93. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    The tournament's top-scorer Celia Sasic has barely touched the ball so far. She is given a rare chance to stretch her legs in pursuit of a forward pass into USA territory but Julie Johnstone does superbly to turn away from her and start the Americans on another attack. Lovely stuff.

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    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    Leonie Maier is put under pressure

    "Both teams are working incredibly hard to win the ball back when they lose it. Germany are hunting in packs, getting two or three players around the ball. It's an open game."

  96. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    The USA players and fans scream for a penalty as the ball is flicked up on to what they feel is Melanie Leupolz's arm. It was chest as opposed to arm, though, regardless of the boos towards the referee from within the stadium.

  97. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    The USA are warming to this task now. They are dominating possession and force another corner, despite German calls for a foul on Melanie Leupolz. Julie Johnston goes to the near post looking for another glancing header but is beaten to it by a German defender to clear.

  98. Post update

  99. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alex Bowmer: The tempo of the knockout matches has generally been breathtaking. A definite step up from the group stages

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  100. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    Nadine Angerer makes a save from an Alex Morgan shot

    "That chance was made by the through-ball. Alex Morgan needed to do a little bit better. She hit it straight at the keeper. Psychologically it's tough to face a keeper like Nadine Angerer - she's so imposing and feels like nobody will score against her."

  101. CLOSE!

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Alex Morgan reacts

    Best chance of the match so far falls to the USA golden girl Alex Morgan. It is set up by a glorious pass from Tobin Heath who threads through the German defence from deep for Morgan to run on to, but she cannot beat Nadine Angerer, who saves with her boot.

  102. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Simone Laudehr has a pop from range after picking up the ball midway in the USA half but her effort is blocked before it can challenge Hope Solo in the American goal.

  103. Post update

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    Sulaimon Adelekan: This match can go either way but I want Germany to go through.

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  105. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Simone Laudehr runs with possession

    Neither team is finding a second to spare on the ball as tackles continue to come in. The USA are looking to build from deep but are denied by the eagerness of the German defence, high up the pitch.

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  108. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    This game is certainly living up to the billing so far. These two teams are really going for each other. Alex Morgan's header sets up another attack that ends with a low shot from Megan Rapinoe that is easily saved.

  109. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    "It was a terrific save from Julie Johnston's header but then she should have done better with the cross.

    "It's like playing inside with the roof closed. Neither goalkeeper has been happy in the opening few minutes."

  110. GREAT SAVE!

    USA 0-0 Germany

    Megan Rapinoe wins the USA's first corner, which she takes herself and is glanced towards goal off the head of Julie Johnston from six yards out and draws a superb, instinctive save from Nadine Angerer. The ball is then swung back in and flapped at by the German keeper, who is glad to see the ball bounce wide.

  111. Post update

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    It is a very open start to the game. Every American touch is being greeted with huge cheers, but the Germans are constantly nipping at their heels. Meghan Klingenberg comes forward but can't beat her marker down the left.

  112. Post update

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    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    Abby Wambach

    "The USA are matching Germany tactically. I think the USA will go for power and pace. With Abby Wambach not starting, they're looking for Alex Morgan's pace up front and Carlo Lloyd getting forward to support her."

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    Victor Henry: I'm getting into woman's football, I have the USA beating the Germans.

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    The German players are swarming over their American opponents in the early stages, not allowing them to settle for a second. They force the first corner as Lena Goessling advances down the left. Melanie Leupolz meets the corner but heads just over the bar from the edge of the box.

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  116. KICK-OFF

    USA 0-0 Germany (00:00 BST)

    Germany get the first semi-final of the 2015 Women's World Cup under way.

  117. Text us on 81111

    The two managers shake hands pre-match

    Joe in Leicester: Whoever wins tonight should win the wwc. Both have legendary keepers and look like a class above the other teams left in competition.

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  118. Post update

    USA 0-0 Germany (00:00 BST)

    Natasha Dowie

    Liverpool striker

    German's starting line-up

    "Leonie Maier is my Liverpool team mate Nicole Rolser's best friend so I saw her in Liverpool, she is such a mature player, has such confidence and never stops running, she has been unbelievable for Germany.

    "Celia Sasic, I've watched her in this World Cup, her all round game doesn't impress me that much but she always gets herself in positions to score goals. She is so clinical and is so confident. She had a poor game against France but you wouldn't have thought that when she took that penalty."

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    As a sign of just how predominantly American this crowd is, their national anthem is greeted by huge cheers and the waving of stars and stripes flags. The German players, decked out in a red strip (not your usual German threads) sing their anthem in unison but they don't get an audible backing from their heavily outnumbered fans.

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    "It's a tough intriguing fixture. But I think Germany will win 2-1."

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    Here come the teams to huge cheers from the fans in the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. We are about five minutes away from kick off. Just the formalities to deal with and then we will have a whole game of World Cup football for you.

  122. Germany ready for the test

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    Germany's Annike Krahn

    Germany will certainly be losing the battle for stand space for this semi. With Canada playing hosts, plenty of Americans will take advantage of the relative short journey time to support their side in the backyard of their neighbours. Germany defender Annike Krahn says the Germans are ready to take on both the Americans and their "12th woman".

    "The crowd will definitely be against us and cheer on USA loudly," said Krahn. "But that motivates us even more.

    "With USA, a strong opponent awaits us. We've had some really tough games already - it also showed us that we can compete against strong sides. It's definitely a positive thing."

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    Natasha Dowie

    Liverpool striker

    "I played with Lucy Bronze at Everton and at Liverpool. She is very confident in her ability and has come through tough times, she is really humble and hardworking, a dedicated player; she deserves all the plaudits she is getting. She was a massive part of our success at Liverpool."

  124. Post update

    Natasha Dowie

    Liverpool striker

    Looking ahead to England's semi-final against Japan at 00:00 BST on Thursday.

    "It's very different to the Hope [Powell] era. I played for five or six years under Hope and probably never spoke about my family, my background. They want to know you has a person. Mark is a huge one on on educating people. Mark, Marieanne [Spacey] and Lee Kendall [goalkeeping coach] are all very close."

  125. Post update

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    Looking ahead to England's semi-final against Japan at 00:00 BST on Thursday.

    "The atmosphere under old boss Hope Powell wasn't great. It needed addressing. It was a big clearout of backroom staff.

    "One of the big differences now is how buoyant and positive the atmosphere is. It's a democracy - players have a say in how things are done - they're listened to. The backroom staff have brought that in.

    "The addition of psychologists, performance staff and physios are a massive bonus."

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    Sterbz: Really want the USA to get a result here.

    Luke Thorpe: Two heavyweights at it, going for a Germany win.

    Connor Walker: Was hoping to see Abby Wambach tonight.

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  127. Attack v defence

    Celia Sasic of Germany scores against Sweden

    This really is the irresistible force against the immoveable object. Germany are the highest scorers in this year's competition with 20 goals (beating a team 10-0 is a big help), while no team has conceded fewer goals than the USA's one.

    One of the chief reasons for Germany's goal glut in this tournament is striker Celia Sasic, who has six goals so far, making her the second highest scorer in a single Women's World Cup behind American Michelle Akers, who scored 10 in 1991. Sasic has been ably assisted (literally) by Anja Mittag, who has created 17 goal-scoring opportunities at this World Cup, which is six more than any other German player.

    Standing is Sasic and co's way, though, is one of the chief reasons behind the USA's stubborn defence; goalkeeper Hope Solo who has made 11 saves in this tournament to keep the goals conceded tally to a miserly single.

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    Lucy Ward

    Former Leeds forward on BBC Two

    USA fans

    "The USA haven't set the tournament alight. they've only conceded one goal but they've not been exciting going forward.

    "Germany were lucky against France.

    "It's been an excellent tournament so far. Lots of countries have done well - Australia and Cameroon have broken through. And the world of women's football has been shocked by England. They have momentum, who knows what could happen?"

  129. 'The hottest ticket'

    USA women v Germany women (00:00 BST)

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    Natasha Dowie

    Liverpool striker

    "It was a disappointing performance by Germany against France but they won and they know how to win. Every single German player, even in the penalty shoot-out, they knew they were going to win. It really wouldn't surprise me if they were to win tonight."

  131. 'Going to be LOUD'

    USA women v Germany women (00:00 BST)

  132. Germany flagging?

    USA players train in Montreal

    USA goalkeeper Hope Solo has weighed in with a bit of mind shenanigans ahead of this semi-final. She believes the German players could be tired for the last-four clash in Montreal because of their exertions during their 5-4 penalty win over France in the last eight.

    The world's top team needed a late equaliser to force extra-time on Friday night before eventually sealing victory from the spot and Solo has had this to say: "They're going to either hit us with a wake-up call that they needed or they're going to be tired. We're peaking at the right time."

    While the Germans were struggling past France in the last eight, America beat China 1-0 in 90 minutes to continue their record of reaching the semi-finals at all seven World Cups.

  133. Message of support

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    A message of support for Germany from the Bayern Munich midfielder...

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    "The USA team have gelled better without Abby Wambach and they've been more economical with their chances.

    "I think Megan Rapinoe has been one of the standout players for the USA, her pace and crosses have been key to some of their wins. She's a huge part of the midfield. Carli Lloyd is a big game player, she has scored some key goals. The key for the midfield is to attack with pace and be compact when defending.

    "Germany find a way to win. Although USA have a better head-to-head record against them. This could be the time for them to move on and stamp their authority on the world game."

  135. Post update

    USA women v Germany women (00:00 BST)

    Natasha Dowie

    Liverpool striker

    "These are the kind of games you want to be involved in. Two great nights of football."

  136. Semi-final records

    Abby Wambach scores for USA against France in 2011

    The USA have won three of their six Women's World Cup semi-finals (5-2 v Germany in 1991, 2-0 v Brazil in 2003 and 3-1 v France in 2011).

    Meanwhile, Germany have won three of their four, keeping a clean sheet in each victory (1-0 v China in 1995, 3-0 v USA in 2003 and 3-0 v Norway in 2007).

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    "England fans are happy with how this worked out, with USA and Germany meeting in the semi-finals.

    "This is a big heavyweight match-up. It's do or die tonight and I think we'll see the best of both teams."

  138. U-S-A

    USA women v Germany women (00:00 BST)

  139. Team news

    USA 0-0 Germany (00:00 BST)

    USA coach Jill Ellis makes two changes to the side that overcame China in the quarter-final, midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe returning from suspension, with defender Kelley O'Hara and forward Amy Rodriguez returning to the bench.

    Silvia Neid makes just one change for Germany, bringing the experienced Saskia Bartusiak back at the heart of defence in place of Babett Peter.

  140. Match facts

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    Kate Sobrero of the USA (left) and Maren Meinert of Germany (right) slide to tackle in 2003

    These sides have met in three previous Women's World Cup contests. Each time, the victor went on to lift the trophy (USA in 1991 and 1999, Germany in 2003)

    The meetings between the sides in 1991 and 2003 were also semi-final matches.

  141. BBC Coverage

    USA women v Germany women (00:00 BST)

  142. Getting into the spirit

    USA women v Germany women (00:00 BST)

  143. Coverage details

    BBC Sport

    Here are the ways you can watch tonight's game...

    On the telly, coverage starts at 11:20 BST on BBC Two. Your host is Jacqui Oatley, with studio guests Natasha Dowie and Rachel Brown-Finnis. Commentary on the game from Steve Bower and Lucy Ward. You can also watch the match online by clicking on the live coverage tab at the top of this page.

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    Who will win the World Cup?

    So, we are down to the final four of the Women's World Cup. The winner of the whole thing will be one of USA, Germany, England and Japan. But which one? And why? We want to know what you think.

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    Jurgen Klinsmann, head coach of the United States men's national soccer team, writes on Twitter: "Super excited to watch the #USWNT play the #WWC2015 semi-final tonight. We are all supporting you. #Believe."

  146. LINE-UPS

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    USA: Solo, Sauerbrunn, Lloyd (c), Krieger, Holiday, Morgan, Brian, Rapinoe, Heath, Johnston, Klingenberg.

    Germany: Angerer (c), Bartusiak, Maier, Krahn, Laudehr, Mittag, Sasic, Leupolz, Popp, Goessling, Kemme.

  147. Women's World Cup history part 2

    Germany celebrate winning the Women's World Cup in 2003

    The USA came back to the fore on home soil in 1999, beating China 5-4 on penalties, but were unable to repeat the trick in 2003 (also in their own backyard) as Germany beat Sweden 2-1 courtesy of a golden goal at the Home Depot Centre. Germany would defend the title with a 2-0 win over Brazil in the final in China in 2007.

    The Germans turned hosts in 2011, but had to watch on as USA lost out to Japan (3-1 on penalties) in the final. And that ends your potted history of largely USA/German dominance at the Women's World Cup.

  148. Women's World Cup history part 1

    Michelle Akers holds the trophy together with teammates Julie Foudy (left) and Carin Jennings (right)

    There have been six Women's World Cups before this one. The USA and Germany have won four of those between them, with each also making an appearance as a losing finalist.

    In 1991, the Michelle Akers-inspired USA beat 2-1 Norway in the final in Guangzhou, China to win the very first tournament, with Norway winning the next five years later in Sweden, 2-0 against the Germans.

  149. Clash of the titans

    Germany players celebrate beating France

    In women's football, it doesn't get any bigger right now than Germany v USA. It is the top-ranked side in the world against second, the winners of two of the last three World Cups taking on the winners of two of the first three, the irresistible force versus the immoveable object.

    You may have been planning to get an early one tonight ahead of England v Japan tomorrow. Well go ahead, if that is how you choose to live your life. Just don't come complaining to me if you miss a cracker.