Lucy Bronze’s mum books plane tickets for World Cup

Lucy Bronze in action against Canada.
Lucy Bronze in action against Canada.

The proud mother of football heroine Lucy Bronze has booked last-minute plane tickets to Canada after seeing her daughter head England into a historic World Cup semi-final.

Lucy, from Alnwick, has played a starring role in the tournament, scoring the second goal in this morning’s 2-1 quarter-final victory over hosts Canada, just days after the Manchester City defender fired in the winner against Norway in the last-16.

After the match, the 23-year-old tweeted that the quarter-final had been ‘another whirlwind experience’.

It is the first time that the women’s national team have reached the semi-final of a World Cup and Mark Sampson’s Lionesses face reigning champions Japan in the last-four on Thursday (kick-off 00:00BST). The match will be shown on BBC One.

And one proud parent who will be there to watch the game is Lucy’s mum Diane, who booked her flight to North America after England’s quarter-final triumph.

Diane will travel out tomorrow morning with Lucy’s younger sister Sophie. She said: “The tickets are booked and I am very proud of Lucy.”

Diane will be over in Canada for a week, so will also see England play in the World Cup final – if they beat Japan – or contest the match for third place if they are knocked out at the semi-final stage.