Lucy Staniforth has joined the England squad on standby – Getty Images/Naomi Baker
England will be seeking revenge in their final match in Group D as they face China – a side which got the better of the Lionesses when they last met in 2015. Eniola Aluko scored in the 2-1 defeat to the 1999 World Cup finalists.
Now, as European champions and ranked No 4 in the world, England will come into the tie as favourites over China – who sit at No 14.
What and when is it?
England play China in their final group game on August 1 at 12pm (BST).
Where is the match being played?
The match is being played at Coppers Stadium in Adelaide.
How to watch
The match will be broadcast by ITV.
Who are China?
China currently rank 14th in the Fifa women’s rankings, one place below fellow Group D opponents Denmark. They are the current AFC Women’s Asian Cup champions, a title they’ve now a record nine times.
What are China saying?
Discussing the prospect of facing England in the group stage, China’s manager, Shui Qingxia, told CGTN: “They are definitely strong opponents, but that doesn’t mean we must give up our own advantage.”
She later added: “I want to take this opportunity to find out our advantages over the European teams. I don’t think they will see us as an easy competitor. We are no easy piece of cake.”
What are England saying?
Upon finding out who England had been drawn to face in in Group D, head coach Sarina Wiegman said: “It’s an exciting group”.
Speaking specifically on China, Wiegman added: “They are in transition a little bit, or they were in transition. At the Olympics they were struggling, they have a new coach and won the Asian Cup.”
Who else is in England’s group?
This match against China will complete Group D, with England opening their World Cup campaign against Haiti, before going on to play Denmark.
What do the other World Cup groups look like?
Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland
Group B: Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Canada
Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan
Group E: United States, Vietnam, Netherlands, Portugal
Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Panama
Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina
Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea
What are the fixtures?
Women’s World Cup 2023 fixtures
Who is in England’s squad?
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)
Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Bethany England (Tottenham Hotspur), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alessia Russo (Manchester United)
England will look to close their group strongly with a win against China. Back them to win with these Women’s World Cup betting offers and free bets.
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