We must recreate spirit of 2015, says England coach Phil Neville

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USA women's national soccer team players said their focus will be on the field when they start their World Cup title defence in Paris next week despite their high-profile lawsuit against their soccer federation.

England doubled their lead before half time through Ellen White with the 30 year old forward finishing off a team move with a lovely finish.

"I have passed on a few tips and tricks about her, but I think everyone is quite aware of her and her nature - I haven't told anything they don't already know about her".

Among other teams represented on Friday's Google Doodle are players from Chile, Scotland, South Africa and Jamaica, countries all making their Women's World Cup debut in 2019.

The creative midfielder had to watch from the sidelines as her Scotland side were hammered 6-0 by England in the group stage two years ago, and so nothing would be sweeter for her than exacting revenge with her team-mates in Nice tonight. If he wants me to play right-back or in midfield, I'm happy to take that role.

"And they had gone", she said.

Scotland were thoroughly outplayed in the first half, with England dominating, but one player was a beacon of hope for Shelley Kerr's side.

The manager said he was "pleased with the result", but not the performance.

There will be fewer English supporters in the stadium this time, though, with Federation Internationale de Football Association confirming to AFP that, as of Saturday evening, 15,550 tickets had been sold for Sunday's game at a venue which holds more than twice that number. 'Usually it would have a massive impact, interest would spike, and then it would drop off. We're not going to hide away from the fact that we want to come into this competition and do well.

Neville showed no sign of nerves on the eve of his first major tournament as a coach, joking that he has ice running through his veins in the heat of the French Riviera - although he did seem to be slightly riled by a French journalist asking about the English style of play, responding immediately that the Women's Super League was of a higher standard than the French domestic competition.

"We're going to go into every single match and give our best, and hope we can get what we need from each game in order to progress".

England 2-0 up and in complete control at half-time.

Arsenal's Kim Little and Jen Beattie, two players with over 100 caps, are among those who did not play in 2017 but are available now, and Scotland have the air of unsafe outsiders.

Having missed SheBelieves due to an injury, and seeing the girls do so well, I'm hungry to make the most of the World Cup and to - hopefully - help the team go all the way and lift the trophy.

Kerr refused to be drawn on the controversy surrounding the penalty decision, given when Kirby's cross struck Docherty on the arm.

The defender said: "The honest answer is no, I don't think it provides any added motivation at all". He wants us to make sure we have fun while we're here and make the most of what will be an incredible experience for us all. We can hold multiple tasks in our hands at the same time.

Asked about her thoughts on head coach Phil Neville, she glanced at him, asking, "We get on all right, don't we?"

"It's a different chapter of my career, this most likely being my last World Cup, but it's an honor to be among this talented group we have going to France".

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