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2019 Women's World Cup: England vs Argentina Preview - How to Watch, Live Stream, Team News & More
90min
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:03

2019 Women's World Cup: England vs Argentina Preview - How to Watch, Live Stream, Team News & More

90min
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:03

England face Argentina in the second round of Group D fixtures in the Womens World Cup on Friday, with the Lionesses looking to make it two wins from two at the start of the tournament.

2019 Women's World Cup: England vs Argentina Preview - How to Watch, Live Stream, Team News & More

England were victorious over Scotland in their opening game last weekend, although manager Phil Neville admitted that a poor second half performance left his team with a long way to go if they are to lift their first ever World Cup trophy this summer.
Group minnows Argentina drew 0-0 with Japan in their opening game on Monday evening, celebrating it like a victory after it marked their first ever point at this level following six successive losses in their only two previous World Cup appearances.
Check out 90mins preview of the Lionesses upcoming World Cup fixture.

​​How to Watch



When Is Kick Off?

Friday 14 June

What Time Is Kick Off?

20.00 (BST)

Where Is it Played?

Stade Oceane, Le Havre

TV Channel/Live Stream?

BBC One (UK) - Fox (US) - fuboTV
Head to Head



The two countries were actually drawn into the same group in 2007, the last time Argentina qualified, with England winning 6-1 on that occasion after goals from Kelly Smith and others.

Prior to facing Japan on Monday, that had been Argentinas last World Cup game.
Womens football has been undergoing changes in Argentina over the last couple of years. The national team are fighting for equality in terms of pay, treatment, equipment and facilities, while domestic player Macarena Sánchez, who is not part of this summers squad, even took legal action against the AFA and became the first female professional in Argentina.

Team News
Toni Duggan sat out the opening game with a minor injury and remains a doubt after being rested in training the follow day. We also await news on the fitness of Millie Bright after she was withdrawn against Scotland following a heavy fall on her shoulder.
Potential Lineups



England: Bardsley; Bronze, Houghton, Bright, Greenwood; Scott, Walsh; Parris, Stanway, Mead; White
Argentina: Correa; Gomez, Barroso, Cometti, Stabile; Benitez, Bonsegundo, Bravo, Mayorga, Banini; Jaimes

Lessons So Far



Following some disappointing results in their warm-up games, England must be able to put together a solid performance over 90 minutes, something they failed to do against Scotland.
There is no doubting the quality that exists in the Lionesses squad, particularly attacking-wise, but attention now has to be on concentration and making sure that no complacency, or the relaxed atmosphere that characterises the group off the pitch is able to seep in.
Argentina are not intent on attacking and will likely cede the lions share of possession to England. Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley probably wont be busy either, as the South Americans managed only a single shot on target against Japan, and it didnt come until the 73rd minute.

Prediction



After a nervous end to the win over Scotland, England will be more aware than ever that there will be no easy games if they are to lift their first ever World Cup trophy this summer.
The Lionesses will have seen how Argentina resolutely worked together to frustrate Japan. They will also know they will have to be at their best to make the breakthrough in Le Havre, although there is at least a chance that fatigue could become a factor for Argentina after putting so much into that opening game, as well as having had a days less rest than England.
On paper, at least, this should be a non-contest. On the pitch, logic says it will head that way too, but England cannot take anything for granted and need to try and make a statement.
England 5-1 Argentina