England head coach Phil Neville says he and the squad aren't dwelling on the history between England and Argentina as the teams prepare to face off in the second match of Group D. Neville also provides updates on players returning from injury: Toni Duggan, Demi Stokes, and Millie Bright.
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.
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.
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.
England head coach Neville settled on his squad more than a week ago in a lengthy meeting with his technical staff and admitted in his press conference he wanted to tell the players immediately, but now that he's been able to inform them of his decision, his message to the 23 selected is clear: enjoy today but tomorrow is business.
England head coach Phil Neville admits it's going to be "very difficult" to cut players from the squad that beat Spain 2–1 ahead of the World Cup in June. Neville is in no rush to name his squad but he's already suggested it will happen before England step out to face Denmark in Walsall after the domestic season has ended next month.
England responded to its underwhelming defeat to Canada with a 2–1 victory against Jorge Vilda's Spain in front of 13,000 supporters in Swindon. Goals either side of the break from Beth Mead and Ellen White were enough to record the win but Aitana Bonmatí's goal from close range ensured a tense finale on a night in which Spain once again dominated possession.
Despite the 0-1 loss, and England's second home loss in a row, head coach Phil Neville declared himself "happy" after the match. Christine Sinclair scored the game-winner, her 180th international goal, five shy of breaking Abby Wambach's all-time record for goal by either a man or woman.