Following their Women’s World Cup opener against Haiti, the European champions face the toughest opponents in their group - a Denmark side who sit just nine places below England in the Fifa women’s rankings.

The last meeting between the two nations took place in 2019, where goals from Nikita Parris and Jill Scott were enough to seal a 2-0 victory.

What and when is it?

England play Denmark in their second Women’s World Cup fixture on July 28 at 9.30am (BST).

Where is the match being played?

The match is being played at Sydney Football Stadium.

How to watch

The match will be broadcast by the BBC.

Who are Denmark?

Denmark are currently ranked 13th in the world and most recently finished runners-up in the Tournoi de France earlier this year.

What are Denmark saying?

Speaking to Fifa ahead of the tournament, Danish manager Lars Sondergaard called England “one of the biggest nations,” but later added that growing investment in the women’s game across Europe makes it difficult to single out a winner.

He said: “That development is the reason you can’t say one team are the big favourites.”

What are England saying?

Speaking exclusively to Telegraph Sport, Barcelona and England player Lucy Bronze believes any of the players in the squad can become the new heroine of English football.

“Chloe Kelly is a great example of what can happen,” Bronze said. “She had played three games before the Euros and was barely involved in that tournament, but she became a living legend by scoring the goal that won the final.

“She took her moment. Any player is capable of doing that in our squad, any player can have a moment like that and win a game, or win the whole thing. We’ve got players who have had really good seasons, who have a lot of quality, who have their chance now at a World Cup.”

Who else is in England’s group?

England’s final match in Group D will be against China, who complete the group along with Haiti and Denmark.

What do the other World Cup groups look like?

Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland
Group B: Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Canada
Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan
Group E: United States, Vietnam, Netherlands, Portugal
Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Panama
Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina
Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

What are the fixtures?

Who is in England’s squad?

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Bethany England (Tottenham Hotspur), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alessia Russo (Manchester United)

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