Everton defender Gabby George has been practicing with the 23 player England squad for two World Cup Qualifiers. The most crucial game is tonight against Wales, which will feature Everton midfielder Angharad James. The winner of the game automatically qualifies for the World Cup taking place in France in 2019.
Wales will be playing their hearts out to try to secure their first World Cup spot ever. They were a tough match for the England Lionesses in April, when they held them to a 0-0 draw.
Former Everton player and current England manager, Phil Neville, told She Kicks that England is ready for the win:
“The first thing we took away from that game was Wales are a good team. Forget where they are in the world rankings, they’ve got some really good players. They play a good system, a difficult system to break down. We got frustrated, when we met up for that camp we weren’t physically in the best shape.
We respect Wales for what Wales do. They play like a top 20 team and they’re always improving. They have that siege mentality and we’ve prepared for this game with full respect to Wales.”
The game will be televised on BBC Two:
Wales vs England
2019 FIFA World Cup Group 1 Qualifier
7:30pm, Friday 31 August
Rodney Parade, Newport
Watch: BBC Two
Radio: BBC Five Live Sport