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Royals to round off World Cup group stages

Howard and Moore aiming for wins in final group matches

19 June 2019

Sophie Howard and Jade Moore are preparing for their final Women's World Cup group stage matches on Wednesday night, with both teams having different priorities in Group D.

For Moore and the Lionesses, they secured their passage to the knockout stages with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Argentina on Friday - and they'll be looking for a positive result against second-placed Japan as they aim to top the group.

But for Howard and Scotland, only three points will do against Argentina as they look to book a place in the knockout stages as one of the highest-scoring third-placed teams in the group stages.

After a defeat in their opening match against England, Scotland lost out to Japan last Friday as their task of qualifying for the last 16 grew increasingly difficult.

For Shelley Kerr's side, they'll be gunning to score their first ever World Cup points against a stubborn Argentina defence that kept England at bay on multiple occasions in Friday's match, while also keeping a clean sheet against Japan in their opening group match.

Both matches are live on the BBC on Wednesday night, with England's match against Japan live on BBC One from 7.30pm, and you can catch Howard and Scotland in action at the same time on BBC Four.


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