England vs Canada LIVE! Arnold Clark Cup Match Stream, Latest Scores and Goals Updates Today
7 minutes: Some first forays on the left of the dynamic Canadian full-back Ashley Lawrence, who plays in his football club for PSG.
She looks like a threat and it’s a big night for Rachel Daly against her as England right-back given that Lucy Bronze is back in the squad and no doubt desperate to return to this place.
3 minutes: Confident start from England and not surprising that it was Lauren Hemp who led the match against the Canadians from the start.
Rivière gets too tight and the Man City winger has no trouble spinning her and getting to the touchline, but her reduction is deflected behind a red shirt.
TO START UP!
We’re in progress at the Riverside…
At this time, the players are going out. Looks like a crisp atmosphere at the Riverside.
Almost time for the show…
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- England winner 4/5
- Canada winner 16/5
- Draw 23/10
Chelsea star Jessie Fleming is one of the names you’ll immediately recognize among this Canadian squad and she’s captaining her country for the first time tonight.
For England, Leah Williamson found the armband. The Arsenal star captained Sarina Wiegman’s first two international breaks but missed those in November through injury.
Steph Houghton, England’s permanent captain under the previous regime, has yet to feature under Wiegman due to injury, although she is closing in on a return.
Preparation for the Euro is well advanced for England
Sarina Wiegman revealed this week that she is already working on preparing her players for the pressure of hosting the Euros this summer.
“I think the main thing in this tournament is the highest pressure in football,” Wiegman said. “So it’s about making decisions in possession and out of possession. We have to do this quickly and we have to be connected as a team, so it’s high pressure.
“The other pressure you mean is all the things that are going to happen around the team. We are preparing for that, so we have meetings around that.
“We talk about it and what we do above all is prepare for the tournament, as best as possible, on and off the pitch.
“In English, you say you leave no stone unturned, I think? What you want is for when you start the tournament to be so prepared that the less new stuff you experience the better.
“When you have already experienced certain things, or have already thought about them off the pitch, it will help you in the tournament.”
Russo starts, Bronze on the bench
So Manchester United striker Alessia Russo gets the nod to lead the line ahead of Ellen White, while Man City’s returning duo of Ellie Roebuck and Lucy Bronze have to settle for places on the bench.
Sarina Wiegman has just been on ITV and pointed out that with three games in quick succession, she plans to use “many players” throughout this tournament.
England team news
England XI: Earps, Daly, Bright, Greenwood, Stokes, Williamson, Walsh, Hemp, Toone, Kirby, Russo.
Subtitles: Roebuck, Hampton, Bronze, Stanway, Carter, Mead, Parris, Nobbs, Charles, Scott, Zelem, White.
Canada Team News
Canada XI: Sheridan, Lawrence, Buchanan, Gilles, Rivière, Grosso, Scott, Beckie, Fleming, Rose, Huitema.
Subtitles: Chapman, Zadorsky, Quinn, Carle, Prince, Boychuk, D’Angelo, Alidou, Lacasse, Yekka, Pickett.