England can secure a place in the last 16 when they play Argentina in the Group D 2nd match at Stade Océane.
Story of Group D:
England are sitting atop the table, having won the first game 2-1 against Scotland.
For all their history and the experience within the squad, not to mention the favourite tag, the result was too close for comfort. Still the manager Phil Neville must be delighted to start the World Cup with a win.
It’s a good situation to be in for Three Lionesses as a win in their next encounter will all but seal their place in the knock out rounds.
Argentina managed to punch above their weights when they forced women’s football perennial superpower Japan to a stalemate in their opening world cup game.
A similar performance will be needed from them if they are to get the better of England.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup final match will be played between England and Argentina at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France. The ground has a capacity of 25,181. The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Thursday, June 15.
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches) England – W L W W L W Argentina – D L L L W D
Forward Toni Duggan will sit out the second consecutive game with a thigh problem.
Demi Stokes missed the last game due to a knee problem but trained alongside her teammates ahead of the match. She is likely to be in contention for this match.
Chelsea and England Centre-back Millie Bright, who was taken off early in the 2nd half due to a shoulder injury, should be fit to feature against Argentina.
Another English player who suffered a knock in the opening game was Fran Kirby and will be monitored before the game.
Here is the England squad for the World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley, Mary Earps, Carly Telford