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Wales Women vs England Women: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

16:30 GMT+3 31/08/2018
Rhiannon Roberts Wales Beth Mead England 2018
Both sides will be battling it out to earn three points, guaranteeing the winning nation qualification for the Women's World Cup 2019

England Women continue their World Cup qualifying campaign when they face Wales Women at Rodney Parade in Newport on Friday.

Phil Neville's side are currently second in the group, with a game still in hand. Wales, meanwhile are top of the table and one point ahead of the Lionesses after defeating Russia 3-0 at home in June. 

England's last match saw them beat Russia 3-1 away from home and they will be hoping for a similar result to take them back to the top of the group to continue their unbeaten run in qualifying. 

The two sides last met in April for the reverse fixture ending in a 0-0 draw. 

Game Wales Women vs England Women
Date Friday, August 31
Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BBC 2 or live stream the game via BBC iPlayer. 

UK TV channel Online stream
BBC 2 BBC iPlayer

Squads & Team News

Position Wales Women players
Goalkeepers Skinner, Clark, O'Sullivan
Defenders Dykes, Ingle, Griffiths, Roberts, Rowe, Evans
Midfielders Hughes, Fishlock, Ladd, James
Forwards Lawrence, Harding, Morgan, Ward, Nolan, Vincze, Green

Potential Wales starting XI:  O'Sullivan; Dykes, Ingle, Ladd; Roberts, Harding, Fishlock, Rowe, James; Green, Ward.

Position England Women players
Goalkeepers Telford, Bardsley, Earps
Defenders Blundell, Daly, McManus, Bronze, Bright, Williamson, Houghton, George, Greenwood
Midfielders Walsh, Christiansen, Nobbs, Scott, Staniforth
Forwards Kirby, Parris, Mead, Lawley, White, Taylor, Duggan

Potential England starting XI:  Telford; Bronze, McManus, Bright, Daly; Walsh, Kirby, Scott; Duggan, White, Parris.

Betting & Match Odds

England Women are 1/6 favourites to win the match according to bet365, with Wales's odds standing at 11/1. A draw between the teams is priced at 11/2.

Match Preview

The England Women match against Wales is arguably the most crucial game in their World Cup qualification, with both teams taking the top two spots in Group One. 

Whichever nation wins the game tonight will guarantee qualification to next year's tournament, with the loser securing a play-off place against a runner-up from another group. 

England Women's coach Phil Neville has labelled this fixture a 'grudge match', with the reverse game being the only occasion on which England have dropped points.

"We know exactly how we're going to play against Wales," Neville told reporters ahead of the game. 

"We're going to play a different way than we've played in the last three or four camps. We've got a formula and we've been working on it for the last 10 days. We hope to catch Wales by surprise by the new system we're going to play against them."

Jayne Ludlow, Wales Women's coach has disagreed with Neville's comments and has said: "[A grudge match] is the last thing I would want my players to be thinking about in that changing room. They have to focus on their jobs."

The winner of the match qualifies for the Women's World Cup 2019 held in France.