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Quiz

Can you name our players’ World Cup opponents?

Leah Williamson and Beth Mead

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is now underway!

We’ll have 10 players involved in the group stage, from Beth Mead and Leah Williamson’s England to Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van de Donk and Jill Roord’s Netherlands.

But how many of their opponents can you name? We’ve listed them all below and have given you six minutes to list as many as you can - good luck!

International

World Cup Watch: Miedema breaks goalscoring record

Miedema

Seven of our stars were in World Cup action on Friday and Saturday. Read on to find out how they fared for their respective countries.

Vivianne Miedema became Netherlands’ all-time leading scorer on Saturday after striking twice in a 3-1 win over Cameroon.

Our 22-year-old striker opened the scoring with a powerful header in the 41st minute, but less than two minutes later, Gabrielle Onguene equalised following a mix-up at the back.

Former Gunner Dominique Bloodworth then went on to restore Netherlands’ lead with a tap in, before Miedema stormed into the box and fired past Annete Ngo Ndom, breaking Manon Melis’ previous record (59) and sealing all three points. 

Danielle van de Donk played 71 minutes, while Jill Roord came on as her replacement. 

Miedema

Beth Mead produced a moment of quality in England’s 1-0 victory over Argentina on Friday, assisting Jodie Taylor’s all-important winner.

Phil Neville’s side dominated the game from start to finish, but they were forced to wait until the 61st minute for an opener, with Mead playing an inch-perfect pass into the path of Taylor, who was left with the simple task of firing into an empty net. 

Mead

Elsewhere, Kim Little, Jennifer Beattie and Lisa Evans all started in Scotland’s 2-1 defeat to Japan on Friday.

Lana Clelland scored a late consolation goal for Shelley Kerr’s side, but it was little too late after conceding to Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa in the first half.

Our Scottish trio must now beat Argentina in their final group-stage outing to stand any chance of progressing.