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FIFA Women's World Cup: England v Japan team news, TV details, quotes and odds

England's players and manager Phil Neville celebrate their win over Argentina
England's players and manager Phil Neville celebrate their win over Argentina

England take on Japan on Wednesday at the Women's World Cup, needing to avoid defeat to top Pool D, and we have all the key match details, including team news, coverage details, quotes and odds


When is the match taking place?

Wednesday, June 19 at 2000 BST

Where are they playing?

Stade de Nice, Nice

Where can I watch it?

BBC One, with radio coverage via BBC 5 Live and Talksport

Jodie Taylor celebrates scoring for England at the Women's World Cup
Jodie Taylor celebrates scoring for England at the Women's World Cup

What are the latest odds?

This is expected to be a tight one, as a repeat of the 2015 World Cup semi-final, which Japan won 2-1. They are 3/1 to win with Sky Bet, with England 21/20 and the draw also 21/20.

Head here to see the full betting

How it stands

England top Group D after winning their opening two matches, so have already secured a place in the last 16. Avoiding defeat on Wednesday will secure top spot in the pool. Japan need a point to secure second spot, with a win taking top spot.

Team news

Barcelona forward Toni Duggan - who has 22 goals in 72 England games - is fit again after missing the opening two matches due to a thigh injury. This news means Phil Neville has a fully fit squad to pick from.

Toni Duggan missed England's opening two World Cup matches due to injury
Toni Duggan missed England's opening two World Cup matches due to injury

Key Facts

  • Japan are unbeaten in their past five Women's World Cup group stage matches since losing 2-0 to England in 2011.
  • Victory for England will see them top the group at the Women's World Cup for only the second time - they also did so in 2011, when they finished first and Japan finished second.
  • England have won seven of their past eight Women's World Cup matches - all seven of those wins have been by a one-goal margin, with their last victory by more than one goal coming in 2011 against Japan in their final group game, a 2-0 win.

Key Quotes:

England boss Phil Neville: "I want us to have played three, won three, and affect the mindset of other people in the tournament, but more importantly give my players more confidence.

"Forget the group permutations - I think playing three, winning three in a group everyone said was the 'group of death' would send a strong statement.

"We're watching USA play, we're watching Germany, France. They're winning their groups and we need to keep up with them.

"I think the only thing missing from our game is a 3-0 or 4-0 victory, or a victory where it's not just by one goal."

"I think there needs to be a bit more ruthlessness in the final third from all of our players. The scorelines we've had so far don't reflect the dominance and the performance.

"I hope that moving into the tournament that we start banging in the goals and getting the just rewards.

England and Barcelona striker Toni Duggan: "We're playing out from the back and Barcelona have been doing it for many, many years.

"They've been doing it since they were babies, so it's so natural for them, and we're not far behind.

"I think that's the way Phil wants us to play. Obviously he's been over in Spain as well and probably robbed a few ideas from Valencia (where he was on the coaching staff in 2015-16) and brought them to us.

"The girls are so confident now in playing out from the back. They are really brave and confident getting on the ball compared to maybe four or five years ago, where it wasn't in our mindset to do that."

Women's World Cup fixtures

Tuesday June 18

Group C: Jamaica vs Australia (2000, Grenoble) - BBC red button/website

Group C: Italy vs Brazil (2000, Valenciennes) - BBC Four

Wednesday June 19

Group D: Japan vs England (2000, Nice) - BBC One

Group D: Scotland vs Argentina (2000, Paris) - BBC Four

Thursday June 20

Group E: Cameroon vs New Zealand (1700, Montpellier) - BBC red button/website

Group E: Netherlands vs Canada (1700, Reims) - BBC website

Group F: Sweden vs United States (2000, Le Havre) - BBC Four

Group F: Thailand vs Chile (2000, Rennes) - BBC red button/website

Last-16

Saturday June 22

38: 1B vs 3A/C/D (1400, Grenoble)

37: A2 vs C2 (1730, Nice)

Sunday June 23

39: 1D vs 3B/E/F (1630, Valenciennes)

40: 1A vs 3C/D/E (2000, Le Havre)

Monday June 24

41: 2B vs 2F (1700, Reims)

42: 1F vs 2E (2000, Paris)

Tuesday June 25

43: 1C vs 3A/B/F (1700, Montpellier)

44: 1E vs 2D (2000, Rennes)

Quarter-finals

Thursday June 27

45: W37 vs W39 (2000, Le Havre)

Friday June 28

46: W40 vs W41 (2000, Paris)

Saturday June 29

W43 vs W44 (1400, Valenciennes)

W38 vs W42 (1730, Rennes)

Semi-finals

Tuesday July 2

49: W45 vs W46 (2000, Lyon)

Wednesday July 3

50: W47 vs W48 (2000, Lyon)

Third-place play-off

Saturday July 6 (1600, Nice)

Final

Sunday 7 July (1600, Lyon)

Odds correct at 1725 BST (11/06/19)

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