Canada's Sophie Schmidt will undoubtedly be one of the most experienced players on the pitch when Canada and England face-off for the first time in four years in Manchester on Friday night. The 30-year-old midfielder with two Olympic medals to her name is fast approaching 200 caps for her country and preparing for her fourth World Cup. The midfielder was also in the team which fell to England in front of 54,000 of their own fans in Vancouver at their home World Cup in 2015, but Schmidt is expecting a different challenge this time around with a change of head coach for the Lionesses.
England hosts Canada, Germany, and Spain in the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup. The tournament offers a chance for England, Germany, and Spain a chance to fine-tune ahead of the Euros and a more-than-solid opportunity for Tokyo 2020 gold medal winners Canada prior to Concacaf World Cup qualifying.
Former Women's Super League manager Andy Spence discusses his role as assistant coach with the Canadian Women's National Team.