Team GB women's football: squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, fixtures - and how to watch GB v Australia live on TV

Team GB squad including Ellen White, Leah Williamson, Lucy Bronze play Australia in the quarter finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s football tournament

Team GB have progressed to the quarter-finals of the women’s football tournament in Tokyo 2020 after finishing top of their group on seven points.

The women’s side kicked off their campaign last week (July 21) with a convincing 2-0 win over Chile thanks to a brace from Ellen White, before the Manchester City forward handed them another three points against Japan over the weekend.

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Team GB only needed a point in yesterday’s final group game against Canada and achieved exactly that with a 1-1 draw.

KASHIMA, JAPAN - JULY 27: Caroline Weir #11 of Team Great Britain celebrates with Leah Williamson #16 and teammates after scoring their side's first goal during the Women's Group E match between Canada and Great Britain. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Both the women’s and men's teams missed out on a spot in the Rio 2016 Olympics after the FA withdrew its proposal to enter teams into the Games following a lack of support from the other home nations.

Previous to this, GB were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the London 2012 tournament to yesterday’s opponents, Canada. With a squad that includes the likes of Ellen White, Lucy Bronze and Kim Little, the women’s side will be eager to improve on their 2012 performance.

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After Team GB topped Group E, they will be taking on the third-place nation from Group G - Australia.

The two sides will be battling it out for a spot in the semi-final on Friday 30 July, kicking off at 10am BST in Kashima - meaning fans wont have to wake up at stupid-o’clock to cheer on the ladies!

Australia finished behind USA and Sweden in their group, after taking four points including a win over New Zealand and a 0-0 stalemate against the Americans.

If GB are to beat Australia on Friday then the semis will pit them against the winners of Sweden and Japan - with the former winning three from three group games, including a 3-0 thumping of Team USA.

The final takes place on 6 August – with United States, Canada, Brazil and Netherlands challenging for a spot on the other side of the draw.

The game can be found on BBC channels, the iPlayer or on the BBC Sport website via the app.