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FIFA Women’s World Cup Preview: China vs England

FIFA Women’s World Cup Preview: China vs England

England are looking to make it three wins to start their FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign against China. The Lionesses are now in first place. They are close to advancing to the round of 16. China is also aiming to secure a spot in the knockout stages.

Overview

In each of its seven appearances at the Women’s World Cup, China has advanced to the knockout rounds. They still have work to do to keep that record intact. China lost to Denmark 1-0 to start their campaign. They suffered a further defeat when Zhang Rui was dismissed against Haiti in the first half. Wang Shuang’s 74th-minute penalty allowed China to secure three critical points. Despite playing for more than 60 minutes with just 10 players. The 2022 Asian Cup champions are currently in third place going into the last matchday. They are tied with Denmark in terms of points, goal differential, and goals scored.

China will try to achieve consecutive victories in a Women’s World Cup for the first time since 1999. They understand that a win will offer them the best opportunity of progressing to the knockout stages. After earning all possible points in their first two games, England is on the verge of continuing its perfect track record of making it to the World Cup knockout stages. The Lionesses defeated Haiti 1-0 on Matchday One thanks to Georgia Stanway’s penalty. Sarina Wiegman’s team repeated the result against Denmark on Friday.

An incredible long-range effort from Chelsea’s Lauren James gave England the lead in the first half. Kiera Walsh suffered a knee injury. Amalie Vangsgaard’s shot off the woodwork in the second half gave Denmark a chance to tie the score. England held on to win their eighth straight game in the Women’s World Cup group stage. If England earns a point on Tuesday, they will secure first place and go to the round of 16. A loss and a victory for Denmark would open up a variety of possibilities.

Team News

Zhang received a one-match suspension. She won’t be available for China. Zhang Xin will be added to the lineup alongside Lingwei Yao and Lina Yang in a midfield three. Shuang Wang scored from the penalty spot against Haiti after coming off the bench. She should start their next game.

For England, the good news that Walsh did not sustain an anterior cruciate ligament damage would have been welcome. She is still questionable for the rest of the competition. Laura Coombs will be replacing her in the starting lineup for Monday’s game. James scored on her first attempt at the Women’s World Cup. She will be playing in the front three alongside Chloe Kelly and Alessia Russo.

Sport Sermon China vs England FIFA Women’s World Cup Prediction

Even though England hasn’t been in their greatest shape in the first two games, they’ve still managed to win two straight, and we believe the European champs have the edge they need to defeat China on Tuesday.

China 1- 3 England

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