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World Cup: Who’s playing and when?

Williamson and Mead

Ten of our players have been called up for international duty at the Women’s World Cup this summer.

Read on to find out who has been selected and when they’ll feature…

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin has the opportunity to start for France in their tournament opener against South Korea on Friday, June 7 (8pm), before going on to face Norway on Wednesday, June 12 (8pm) and Nigeria on Monday, June 17 (8pm). 

Leah Williamson and Beth Mead will be going head-to-head with Lisa Evans, Kim Little and Jennifer Beattie in their first Group D outing when they face Scotland on Sunday, June 9 (5pm). Phil Neville’s side will then go on to play Argentina on Friday, June 14 (8pm), and Japan on Wednesday, June 19 (8pm). 

As for our Scottish trio, they’ll line-up against Japan on Friday, June 14 (2pm), and Argentina on Wednesday, June 19 (8pm).


Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van de Donk and Jill Roord will play their first Group E outing for the Netherlands against New Zealand on Tuesday, June 11 (2pm), before facing Cameroon on Saturday, June 15 (2pm), and Canada on Thursday, June 20 (5pm). 

Finally, Leonie Maier will kick-off her World Cup campaign with Germany against China on Saturday, June 8 (2pm), before lining up against Spain on Wednesday, June 12 (5pm), and South Africa on Monday, June 17 (5pm).

Following the group stage, rounds will take place as under:

Last-16: June 22 - June 25 

Quarter-finals: June 27 - June 29

Semi-finals: July 2 - July 3 

Final: July 7


World Cup Watch: Little and Beattie score in draw

Scotland Women

We had three Gunners in World Cup action on Wednesday night. Read on to find out how they fared.

Kim Little, Jennifer Beattie and Lisa Evans’ World Cup dreams came to a disappointing end on Wednesday night, as they conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to draw 3-3 with Argentina.

Shelley Kerr’s side found themselves three goals to the good heading into the final 15 minutes, thanks to goals from Little, Beattie and Erin Cuthbert - but once Milagros Melendez pulled one back for Argentina in the 74th minute, the tide turned and Scotland found themselves under great pressure.

An unfortunate own goal from Lee Alexander reduced the deficit to just one goal, before Florencia Bonsegundo converted a stoppage-time penalty to salvage a point and send Scotland home.


Elsewhere, Leah Williamson and Beth Mead were unused substitutes in England’s comfortable 2-0 win over Japan.

Former Gunner Ellen White opened the scoring in the 17th minute with a composed finish inside the area, before doubling the Lionesses’ advantage late on with a low drive past Ayaka Yamashita.

This ensured that Phil Neville’s side finished top of Group D and progressed to the last 16.

Beth and Leah