England’s trio of male stars filmed a video message to cheer on their female colleagues ahead of their game against Haiti in Australia this weekend
Harry Kane wished the Lions good luck as they prepared for their opening match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The men’s England captain joined teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jack Grealish in a video message of encouragement ahead of tomorrow’s game against Haiti in Australia.
Ahead of the game at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, defender Lucy Bronze said she had been in touch with Harry, who had urged the team to add a World Cup win to last year’s Euro championship.
In a video sent to the Lions’ camp, Harry said: “Good luck for this summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. I know you worked so hard for this. Obviously you are the European champion but go one step further and win the world championship.
“All the best from me and the whole team, good luck.”
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold said in a second clip: “You’ve got all the support back home, the whole country is behind you and we’ll all be watching so all the best – take it home.”
Manchester City winger Jack also sent his personal message to the team on Instagram.
The tournament got off to an impressive start yesterday for the hosts New Zealand and Australia, who both won their respective matches against Norway and Ireland 1-0.
A minute of silence was held before both men opened after the tragic Auckland shooting that claimed the lives of three people in the hours before the tournament began.
Today, Zambia vs Japan at 10am our time, Nigeria vs Canada at 10:30am, followed by Spain vs Croatia at 11am.
Sarina Wiegman’s England team meets Haiti at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, after the tournament’s favorite team, the United States, takes on Vietnam at 8:00 a.m.
Lucy said earlier this week: “We’ve been in contact with our England men’s team, it’s really good that we have a close friendship between the teams and a good relationship.” Fans also submitted their own touching videos to the team during the first episode of Lionesses: Down Under on the UK YouTube channel, connected by EE.
A woman wearing a British flag said: “Good luck girls. We are proud of you whatever happens. Take it home, we know you can do this!
Striker Chloe Kelly, 25, revealed her mother Jane had filled her suitcase with letters and cards from her family telling of their pride.
Talking about the surprise she discovered when she arrived Down Under, Chloe said: “To see everyone proud to be back home is really special for me, knowing that people back home are supporting us is great for us.”
Today, the Lionesses will hold their final training session before stepping out onto the field to aim for glory at the World Cup. But after they hung out and took selfies with fans in Australia, a teammate revealed they were met with skepticism by locals for wearing shorts during the Australian winter.
Speaking about the reaction to their summer outfits, midfielder Jordan Nobbs said: “Some people have said, ‘God, you’re wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
“Obviously it’s their winter but yes, 20C for us is lovely. It was great to be on the Sunshine Coast and we were only a 30 second walk from the beach.
“You are waking up to the kangaroos outside. We cannot complain about the experience we had.”
Jungle Jill revels in the real Oz
Jill Scott has talked about her epic return to Australia since she was crowned Queen of the Jungle.
The former Lioness, 36, hung out with the team at the stylish Hilton hotel in Brisbane, played tennis and went out for coffee.
Jill said: “I had never been to Australia before becoming a Celebrity so I consider this my first real trip here. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit.
“My plan is really to try to finish my career with a bit of time maybe in Melbourne City but my knee just doesn’t hold up.”