The Women's World Cup draws to a close this weekend, with the England team making history by progressing to the semi-finals before crashing out to a last minute own goal against Japan. But you still can catch the lionesses in action after they return from Canada this weekend. The top two divisions of women's #Football in England are back in action on the 11th of July. Here are the best places to catch the superstars of this Women's World Cup.
Full back Claire Rafferty and midfielder Katie Chapman are in action for top of the table Chelsea Ladies on the 12th of July. They will take to the field against bottom of the table Bristol Academy, who will hope to cause an upset at Staines Town FC at 2PM on the 12th of July. Some of England's best players will face off against each other at the same time as Manchester City Women are at home to Birmingham City Ladies. Birmingham City boast the talents of Jade Moore, Josanne Potter and "The Wizard" Karen Carney. Manchester City's squad includes England number 1 Karen Bardsley, captain Steph Houghton, Jill Scott, Toni Duggan and Lucy Bronze, who is shortlisted for the World Cup Golden Ball. Despite both teams well off the pace of the leaders at present, this game promises to be well worth the trip to Manchester City's Academy Stadium.
Fans in the North East of England can head to Sunderland's Hetton Centre at the same time to catch Sunderland AFC Ladies in action against FA Women's Cup finalists Notts County Ladies. None of Sunderland's players made the World Cup squad, but they have the opportunity to overtake 3rd place Notts County if they come out on top. The Notts County side includes goalkeeper Carly Telford, Laura Bassett, Alex Greenwood and talented striker Ellen White.
FA Women's Cup finalists and 2nd place Arsenal Ladies take on Liverpool Ladies in a 6PM kick off. Arsenal have a long and celebrated history in the women's game, featuring a wealth of talent including England World Cup stars Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Jordan Nobbs and Lianne Sanderson. Only one of Liverpool's players made the World Cup squad, but that one player was Fara Williams, England's most capped player and top scorer of all time.
The sole WSL 2 player in the World Cup Squad is England's own "Mini Messi" Fran Kirby, who scored England's first goal of the tournament against Mexico. She lines up with Reading FC Women at Farborough FC's ground, at 6PM on the 11th of July to take on Durham Women.
Reading currently lead the way in WSL 2, joint on points with one of the most successful women's teams of all time, Doncaster Rovers Belles. While the Doncaster Rovers Belles squad doesn't include any of England's World Cup players, you can catch BBC's co-commentator and former England striker Sue Smith in action for them at the Keepmoat Stadium on the 11th of July. Kick off is at 6:30 as Doncaster Rovers Belles take on Watford Ladies.
If you want to catch another bit of women's football history, then look forward to the FA Women's Cup Final, which will be the first FA Women's Cup Final to take place at Wembley Stadium. Ticket's are still available for the game between Chelsea Ladies and Notts County Ladies on the 1st of August.
With the lovely weather outside and the quality football on offer over the rest of this WSL season, now is the perfect time to show your support to your local (or not so local) WSL teams!