With England through to the Women's World Cup quarter finals, football could well and truly be coming home. Here are six reasons to be excited about this evening's England v Norway match.
However, the Lionesses will have to put that behind them as they contend with a Norway side who knocked out woman Australia on penalties following a draw after minutes.
When is England vs Norway? Coverage starts at BST. Undefeated, four wins and only one goal conceded in that time, England have played some fairly impressive football as they easily made their way out of Group D.
However, the test is now truly on as they attempt to etch their name upon the World Cup trophy, with each respective match a major milestone on their route to glory. With over caps for her country, Houghton is the personification of the above.
Coincidentally, that exit was at the hands of England, with the two nations going head-to-head in at the round of 16 stage. England sealed a narrow victory at the expense of the Scandinavians.
If they are to beat England, they will need to ensure that they make few mistakes but also stop conceding goals in the final moments of the match, having conceded three goals in the final 20 minutes of action so far.
Team news Houghton is a big doubt following her nasty ankle injury on Sunday. For Norway, they suffered no injuries or suspensions against Australia and go into this match with a full squad.
Predicted Line-ups 1. Norway remain the same Although they went the full minutes against Australia, Norway will have had almost six days to relax, train and prepare for this vital fixture. England Norway.