Japan vs England

Japan vs England : England are looking to make it three from three when they take on Japan in the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday night. Phil Neville’s side have already beaten Scotland and Argentina in Group D and will secure top spot if they avoid defeat at the Allianz Riviera.

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The Lionesses are growing in confidence under Neville, with Nikita Parris and Ellen White scoring against Scotland and Jodie Taylor scoring against Argentina.

The England boss must decide whether to rotate to remain fresh for the knock-out phase or maintain their momentum.

England and Japan go head-to-head for top spot in Group D at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Wednesday at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France.

The Lionesses need only to avoid defeat to top the group after winning both of their opening fixtures.

Japan have four points, so they need to win to secure first place.

The buzz: Both teams are through to the round of 16, so the only real thing up for grabs in this game is positioning in the second round. England will win the group with a victory or a draw; Japan needs a win to finish on top. That’s significant because the winner will face Norway in the second round while the runner-up will get either the Netherlands, the reigning European champion, or Canada, ranked fifth in the world. England is unbeaten here, with one-goal wins over Scotland and Argentina. Japan dropped two points in a scoreless draw with Argentina. England is on to the knockout stage for the fifth time. It has gone to at least the quarterfinals in every Women’s World Cup for which it has qualified. Japan made it to the final of the last two tournaments but is playing under a new coach, Asako Takakura, the first female to manage Japan’s national team.

England are hoping to make it three from three when they take on Japan in the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday night.

Phil Neville’s side have effectively beaten Scotland and Argentina in Group D and will secure top spot on the off chance that they avoid defeat at the Allianz Riviera.

The Lionesses are growing in certainty under Neville, with Nikita Parris and Ellen White scoring against Scotland and Jodie Taylor scoring against Argentina.

The England manager must choose whether to pivot to stay new for the knock-out phase or maintain their momentum.

England and Japan will be out to maintain their record of producing memorable FIFA Women’s World Cup™ encounters as they meet for the fourth successive edition on Wednesday.

From the quality produced by Kelly Smith and Aya Miyama in 2007 to the drama and emotion of Laura Bassett’s semi-final own goal four years ago, a high standard has been set. Now these teams meet with qualification assured and top spot to play for.

Japan need a win to unseat the Lionesses while maximum points are essential for both Argentina and Scotland at the Parc des Princes. A victory would guarantee the South Americans’ place in the last 16 while success would give the Scots a chance of finishing among the best third-place sides. Both know that anything less will send them tumbling out.

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