Euro 2022: England will be ‘reckless’ in front of any opponent, says Chloe Kelly
Follow live updates from England’s final group stage game at Euro 2022 as the Lionesses take on Northern Ireland in Southampton. The host of Euro 2022 on Monday thanks to a stunning 8-0 win over Norwaya result that not only underscored England as tournament favourites but also secured their place as group winners. Northern Ireland, on the other hand, have already been eliminated after a 1-0 defeat by Austria but can look forward to their first appearance in major international competition.
England and Northern Ireland recently played each other in World Cup qualifiers, with the Lionesses winning 4-0 at Wembley and 5-0 at Windsor Park – just to underscore the task ahead of Kenny’s team Shiel stands. England will be without their manager Sarina Wiegman, after testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the match. Wiegman had urged England to maintain their momentum ahead of the knockout stages and Northern Ireland are unlikely to be taken lightly ahead of next week’s quarter-finals.
As Group A winners, England will face either Spain or Denmark next Wednesday, with those teams playing in Group B tomorrow night in Brentford. Follow live updates from St. Mary’s below:
Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of England v Northern Ireland. We’ve already reached the final Group A games and although the Lionesses have already qualified for the quarter-finals as top seeds, Sarina Wiegman’s side will be looking to continue their momentum. However, Wiegman is not here after testing positive for Covid-19.
Follow the entire setup here until kick-off at 8 p.m.!
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 15, 2022 6:31 p.m