England will be without their regular starting goalkeeper for the remainder of Women’s Euro 2017 after it was confirmed Karen Bardsley broke her leg in the quarter-final victory over France on Sunday.
Manchester City No. 1 Bardsley came off in the second half of the 1-0 victory and was replaced by 33-year-old Liverpool stopper Siobhan Chamberlain, who now looks set to deputise between the posts in her absence.
The Lionesses are scheduled to meet the Netherlands in Thursday evening’s semi-final clash and do so as favourites to win the tournament after ousting France, one of the major pre-tournament favourites, in the last stage.
Manager Mark Sampson’s side are 6/5 (2.20) to win the Euro 2017 while semi-final opponents the Netherlands are priced at 5/2 (3.50), meaning they could beat their toughest-remaining enemy before the final.
Bardsley will be a big miss between the posts, but England will be hoping their outfield regulars have the talent to get the job done in her stead.
Images courtesy of the Daily Mail.
Women’s Euro 2017 Winner Odds
England: 6/5 (2.20)
Netherlands: 5/2 (3.50)
Denmark: 7/2 (4.50)
Austria: 7/1 (8.00)