Ahead of England's group opener against Scotland, head coach Phil Neville and team captain Steph Houghton discuss strategy. Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr and team captain Rachel Corsie reflect on the squad changes since the last meeting between the two teams.
World Cup debutants Nikita Parris and Leah Williamson are eager for the talking to stop and the football to start after such a lengthy buildup for both. Parris and Williamson spoke about England's opening group match versus Scotland.
With England now settled into their base at Nice with 72 hours to go until the opener against Scotland, what might head coach Phil Neville’s team look like when the two teams walk out at the Allianz Riviera Stadium? We take a look and try to predict Neville's starting XI.
England stuttered in its final test ahead of the World Cup, losing 0–1, to New Zealand in front of 20,000 supporters at Brighton's American Express Community Stadium. The loss brings underlying issues for the team to light, including chemistry, set-piece defending, and lack of scoring heading into France 2019.
Georgia Stanway, the youngest member of the Lionesses squad heading to France 2019 this summer, is relishing the opportunity to show what she can do on the world stage but is also mindful of the responsibility she and the rest of her generation have to continue building on the foundations set by the players who came before her.
England beat Denmark, 2–0, in their penultimate match before heading to France next week for the 2019 World Cup. Goals either side of the break from new Lyon signing Nikita Parris and captain-for-the-day Jill Scott secured a victory that came far from easy against a side that didn’t make it to France 2019.
With the World Cup roster named for France 2019 and roster experimentation over, England head coach Phil Neville now turns his attention to fine-tuning the squad in the final two matches before the World Cup begins.