WATCH: Jersey Feels Serious Semi-Final Serotonin

Islanders and tourists gathered to witness the Lionesses thrash Australia in the FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals.

Hundreds of people packed into the al fresco dining area of Liberty Wharf to watch the final whistle blow in one of the most nail-biting matches in the competition.

There were eruptions of cheering and clapping as England scored their third and final goal in the last five minutes, going on to secure their place in the finals.

Here is what some islanders and holidaymakers had to say:

"We knew we were confident, we were buzzing for them."

"It's fantastic, over the moon for the lionesses, I think they completely deserve it, that performance in particular, to play against a host nation in the semi-final of a World Cup, incredible."

"I think they've got what they take to win.

The Lionesses are facing Spain in Sydney on Sunday, 20 August, and more people are expected to turn up to the Fan Zone to watch.

So far, the zone consists of seating and benches for on-lookers, with surrounding restaurants opening up their outside dining areas.


Several television screens are dotted around the shopping centre for islanders and visitors to watch together.

"I predicted that we were going to score in the first half, and I'm predicting we're going to score again!"

"Fingers crossed, of course they do, they did it at the Euros so they'll do it now, for sure!"

"Very very good, come on England!"

Islanders sneaking away on their lunch breaks and youngsters on summer holidays were not the only ones enjoying the football celebrations.

Many tourists came down to town to watch the match, especially after hearing about the Fan Zone:

One young woman spoke to Channel 103 about her time there:

"It's great, I wasn't expecting this. We're actually not from Jersey so we were hoping there was going to be something with a good vibe and this is definitely giving the vibe we want.

"Everyone's enjoying it, there's lots of nice little kids, lots of women, lots of little girls I see, which is very great! So yeah, good vibe!"

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