England vs China LIVE as Lionesses bid to avoid humiliating World Cup exit

Group D is finely poised heading into the final fixtures with Sarina Wiegman’s England side needing to avoid defeat against China to ensure they avoid a shock early exit. The 2023 Women’s World Cup has already sprung up a few surprises with Colombia pulling off a stunning upset over Germany while tournament favourites USA only just scraped through their group.

It’s all to play for in England’s final group game against China as well. China gave themselves a chance of progressing to the round-of-16 with a late win ovr Haiti last time out.

Denmark will be expected to defeat the minnows in their final fixture, but England face a tougher test against China. Shui Qingxia’s side need to pull off an upset and pick up all three points to potentially knock England out of the World Cup.

It’s been far from convincing from England in their opening two matches of the tournament as well, scrapping to 1-0 victories against Denmark and Haiti. Stay tuned for fresh updates as Express Sport provides live coverage from the final Group D fixtures.

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England team news

England are without the injured Keira Walsh and Sarina Wiegman has made big changes to her starting line-up.

Katie Zelem and Jess Carter come in to the starting XI with Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly on the bench.

There’s some debate on what formation England will go with but it could be Rachel Daly and Alessia Russo playing up front together.

We’ll find out shortly!

Good morning

Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s coverage from the Women’s World Cup as England face their biggest game of the tournament so far.

China are no pushovers as they’ve never not progressed out of the group stage at a World Cup.

England will need to be at their best to avoid a shock early exit with Denmark expected to beat Haiti.

It’s all to play for with either Australia or Nigeria waiting for the two teams progressing from Group D in the next round.

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