England v Japan: women’s international football friendly – live | Women’s football

Key events

Ten minutes to kick off. England will be pleased that it’s a relatively cool night in Murcia, because the general expectation is that Japan will have plenty of the ball.

Pre-match reading

Team news

Esme Morgan and Niamh Charles will their first full caps in defence for England, who are without Leah Williamson, Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood.

Beth Mead wins her 50th cap, and her Arsenal squadmate Mana Iwabuchi starts for Japan.

England (possible 4-1-4-1) Earps; Daly, Bright, Morgan, Charles; Walsh; Mead, Stanway,…

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