England vs China - Kick-off time and live stream details for World Cup clash

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England vs China - Kick-off time and live stream details for World Cup clash
England vs China - Kick-off time and live stream details for World Cup clash

England's 2023 Women's World Cup campaign continues on Tuesday as the European champions face China in their final group stage match of the tournament.

After two narrow victories over Haiti and Denmark, Sarina Wiegman's side sit top of Group D on six points, meaning only a point is needed against China to finish top of Group D.

But the biggest headline surrounding the Lionesses' final group stage clash is that of Keira Walsh.

The inimitable midfielder was forced off shortly after the hour mark against Denmark. Initial fears were assuaged on Sunday as the FA stated that Walsh did not suffer an ACL injury but in her pre-match press conference Wiegman would not be drawn further on the matter except to confirm that Walsh would not feature in Tuesday's encounter.

The European champions have been far from convincing in the early stages of this tournament. China, who sit third in the group behind Denmark on goal difference, will be looking to exploit England's newest weakness.

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Nevertheless, England have shown resilience in the face of adversity and with the extent of Walsh's injury still uncertain, an emphatic response could be on the cards.

Where and what time is kick-off?

England have fared better than other teams in regards to kick-off times for a World Cup taking place on the other side of the world.

On Tuesday, England face China at 9:00pm local time from Coppers Stadium in Adelaide, which is 12:00 UK time.

How to watch

The entire tournament is being broadcast in the UK across the BBC and ITV.

Tuesday's fixture will be shown on ITV with coverage starting at 11:30am.

Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up, team news, text commentary, analysis and reaction on the Mirror's designated live blog.

Who are China?

China are currently ranked 14th by FIFA, one place below fellow Group D opponents Denmark. They are the current AFC Women’s Asian Cup champions, a title they’ve now claimed a record nine times.

Team news

Wiegman went against her perceived nature and decided to opt for changes against Denmark. Against China, more changes are expected, though injury to Walsh has forced the Dutch manager's hand.

Whether Rachel Daly starts once more at left-back or if she returns to her berth up top remains to be seen. Laura Coombs will likely start in place of Walsh, with Georgia Stanway to drop into a deeper midfield role alongside the 32-year-old.

Megan Feringa

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