England take on tournament debutants Haiti, FIFA ranked 19th Denmark and 79th ranked China in their group stage matches to be able to proceed into the round of 16 in the biggest ever Women’s World Cup tournament with 32 teams.

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England’s Lionesses are looking to build on their historic Euros triumph last year by going for the biggest prize in world football as they bid to win the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The Lionesses kick-off their campaign in Group D against surprise package Haiti, who have qualified for their very first senior competition. Many will expect - and hope - the European Champions, as one of the tournament favourites, kick-off with a crucial three points.

The Lionesses have captured the nation’s hearts after ending the 56-year wait for a major trophy - and the Women’s Super League had historic and record-breaking attendances last season off the back of last summer’s Euros.

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Ahead of their opening match in Brisbane, Sarina Wiegman said England have left nothing to chance in preparing for Haiti.

“We have a whole team behind us to analyse the opponents,” said Wiegman. “I think we know everything we need to know about them.

“We are very well prepared and I don’t think there’s any stone left unturned in preparing for this game. We’ve highlighted every player from them, they have a strong squad and we’ve pointed out some of their key players.

“There has been some team dynamics that are different (since winning the Euros) but the principles have been the same. Getting football fit and developing our style of play has been exactly the same.”

England’s group games are on Saturday July 22 (10.30am BST), Friday July 28 (9.30am), and Tuesday August 1 at midday.