England play their penultimate fixture of 2022 on Friday night as they face Japan in a world pleasant in Murcia, Spain.
The 2 sides have made a latest behavior of bumping into each other at main tournaments. England and Japan have performed in every of the final three World Cups; the Lionesses got here out on high of their group stage encounters in 2011 and 2019, both facet of Japan’s final gasp semi-final victory in 2015.
Who will emerge victorious on Friday? This is every part you should know in regards to the fixture.
When is kick off? Friday 11 November, 19:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Pinatar Enviornment
TV channel/reside stream? ITV4
What time does protection begin? 18:15 (GMT)
England are with out various key first group gamers for Friday’s fixture. Captain Leah Williamson was unavailable for choice for the squad as a result of a foot damage sustained over the last England camp, whereas Lauren Hemp and Jordan Nobbs have needed to withdraw as a result of damage.
Fran Kirby has additionally been compelled to tug out of the squad due to sickness. Everton’s Jess Park and Gabby George have been subsequently referred to as up.
Lucy Bronze is unavailable after testing optimistic for Covid-19, whereas Alex Greenwood can also be out after choosing up a small damage throughout final Sunday’s outing for Manchester Metropolis. Children Park, Maya Le Tissier and Katie Robinson will make their senior England debuts in the event that they characteristic on Friday.
England (4-3-3): Earps, Morgan, Shiny, Wubben-Moy, Daly; Walsh, Stanway, Toone; James, Russo, Mead.
Japan have a proud latest historical past within the ladies’s recreation, lifting the 2011 World Cup and profitable again to again Asian Cup titles in 2014 and 2018. Nevertheless, they had been eradicated on the semi-final stage by eventual champions China throughout the latest 2022 event.
A variety of acquainted faces for WSL followers might line up for Japan, with Arsenal’s Mana Iwabuchi, Manchester Metropolis’s Yui Hasegawa and West Ham pair Risa Shimizu and Honoka Hayashi all named of their November squad.
England underwhelmed in opposition to Czech Republic final outing and accidents have left the Lionesses notably brief defensively. Nevertheless, they need to have sufficient to edge previous Japan.