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No, Canada: England scores early, hangs on late to eliminate hosts from World Cup, 2-1

  • England's Jodie Taylor, left, and Jill Scott celebrate Taylor's goal against Canada during the first half in a quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

    England's Jodie Taylor, left, and Jill Scott celebrate Taylor's goal against Canada during the first half in a quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP  (The Associated Press)

  • England's Jill Scott, left, and Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan tangle going for the ball during first half FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final soccer action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday June 27, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    England's Jill Scott, left, and Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan tangle going for the ball during first half FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final soccer action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday June 27, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • England's Jill Scott, left, and Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan vie for the ball during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday, June 27, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    England's Jill Scott, left, and Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan vie for the ball during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday, June 27, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored in the shocking first 14 minutes, and England eliminated Canada from its home World Cup with a 2-1 victory in the quarterfinals Saturday.

The Lionesses overcame a frenzied Canadian crowd at BC Place and a second-half goalkeeper change to secure their nation's first trip to the semifinals.

England crushed the hopes of a host nation hoping to celebrate Canada's first World Cup title on this same field next month.

Instead, England will face defending champion Japan in the semifinals in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday — which also happens to be Canada Day.

Christine Sinclair scored in the 42nd minute for Canada, which had given up just one goal in the entire World Cup before giving up two more just three minutes apart.