England v China PR – International Friendly (9 April 2015)
England host China PR at Manchester City’s new Academy Stadium on 9 April, kick-off at 7:30pm (local time).
Both England and China PR are preparing for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. China PR are in Group A at the tournament and kick-off their campaign against the hosts on 6 June. England are in Group F and face France for their opening match on 9 June. Take a look at all the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup fixtures.
The international friendly match against China PR will be England’s last home match before the World Cup. England has not played China PR since 2007, when they were defeated 2-0 in Guandong.
England head into this friendly on the back of a very successful Cyprus Cup 2015 campaign, beating Canada in the Final to be crowned champions. China PR competed in the Algarve Cup 2015 last month, in which they finished the tournament in 12th position after failing to win any of their fixtures.
Mark Sampson has selected the following players for the England squad: Karen Bardsley, Siobhan Chamberlain, Carly Telford, Anita Asante, Laura Bassett, Gemma Bonner, Alex Greenwood, Claire Rafferty, Alex Scott, Demi Stokes, Casey Stoney, Katie Chapman, Jade Moore, Jordan Nobbs, Jo Potter, Jill Scott, Fara Williams, Eniola Aluko, Jess Clarke, Gemma Davison, Natasha Dowie, Toni Duggan, Fran Kirby, Lianne Sanderson, Jodie Taylor and Ellen White.
England and China PR starting line-ups for international friendly:
|England starting XI||China PR starting XI|
Take a look at more international women’s football friendly matches in 2015.
Full-time: England 2-1 China PR
Goals: Jodie Taylor 1′ , Fran Kirby 10′, Shanshan Wang 17′
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