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England kick off the Women’s World Cup against Haiti campaign as the Lions look to follow up on last summer’s Euros win with another major tournament win.

Sarina Wiegman’s side enter the World Cup as one of the favorites, despite losing stars Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Fran Kirby to injury, and are expected to get off to a winning Group D start to their debut team Haiti.

In Williamson’s absence, her centre-back partner Millie Bright will command the team in Australia and the Lions have been boosted by the news that their reserve captain is fit enough to start. Haiti, ranked 53rd in the world, joins China and Denmark in Group D.

England’s World Cup preparations come amid controversy over bonus payments and other commercial issues, but the players have agreed to pause discussions during the tournament.

Follow live updates as England take on Haiti at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

64 min: A great move from Haiti cuts England in half but Mondesir’s spin goes behind the Haiti captain and the Lions take advantage of the time to defend.

Rescue! At the other end of the field, Russo made a cross, who nodded at goal and forced Theus to send the ball over the bar.

Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:59


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

61 min: Sarina Wiegman substitutes for England and brings in Lauren James for Lauren Hemp, who has just received a yellow card.

Can James help England take control of this game?

Mike Jones22 July 2023 11:58


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

Minute 58: Chance! He passed the ball into the box and picked Alessia Russo. She clutched the ball to her chest, turned and shot but found her effort off target.

Corner taken from near post, Tabita Joseph controlled the ball and then shot.

Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:54


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

55 minutes: Haiti’s fitness is causing England some problems. They are pulling the ball quickly, winning midfield challenges and always looking to move forward.

Another loose pass from Bright gave the ball to Mondesir, who made a long dribble and sent it over the bar. The Haiti captain appeared to have hurt his ankle after that shot and needed help getting off the field.

Haiti is currently playing with 10.

Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:52


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

52 minutes: Nerilla Mondesir seems to be in pain. She sat down after a tackle before getting up and hobbling away. The Haitian captain will continue to compete and they will need her to overcome this deficit.

Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:49


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

Minute 49: Save! Haiti received the ball on the left flank where Melchie Dumornay crossed forward. She cut across Mille Bright, rolled the ball with her right foot and fired a shot into goal only for Mary Earps to come to England’s rescue.

Earps put the ball in the air for England to catch the ball clearly.

Mike Jones22 July 2023 11:45


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

45 min: Early chance for England. Chloe Kelly and Lauren Hemp have switched sides. Ella Toone dribbled and sent the ball to the edge of the box before opening a slot for Kelly.

Kelly’s footwork helped her get past a couple of defenders but her square pass was deflected and Kerly Theus jumped to save it.

Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:42


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

Round 2: Haiti continued the match. There are no changes from either team as of yet.

Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:41


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

Melchie Dumornay created three chances in this game, more than any other player on either team. She is a shining ray of light for Haiti and is only 19 years old.

Will she pull her team back into this competition?

Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:39


Women’s World Cup 2023: England 1-0 Haiti

Half-time: Georgia Stanway’s retaken penalty gave England a slim lead in their World Cup opener against Haiti but the Lions weren’t at their best.

A positive performance in the second half will give them confidence and there are options from the bench to help them go further.



Mike JonesJuly 22, 2023 11:31


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