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Fara Williams has warned her England team-mates to not underestimate Scotland once they meet on Sunday in Good within the Fifa Ladies’s World Cup.
England thrashed Scotland 6-Zero in each groups’ opening match on the Ladies’s European Championship in Holland in 2017 and by the luck of the draw, the 2 groups meet of their first match on this 12 months’s World Cup.
Williams, England’s most-capped participant with 170 appearances, says England ought to count on to face a more durable Scotland aspect that has improved considerably since that match and may have key gamers on the World Cup that weren’t obtainable two years in the past.
She instructed the Sky Sports activities Ladies’s World Cup podcast: “Scotland are positively in a greater place than they have been two years in the past.
“I’ve watched a few their latest video games, they beat Brazil 1-Zero and have been improbable in that sport. I watched them in opposition to Jamaica final week and so they gained that sport 3-2. It was a troublesome sport for them. Jamaica precipitated them just a few issues however they discovered a strategy to win.
“Kim Little, the likes of Erin Cuthbert, they’ve got Caroline Weir, they’ve got some fantastic players in their team.”
Williams, who was ignored of Phil Neville’s squad for France 2019, additionally thinks the recollections of that night time in Utrecht will function a motivation for Scotland’s ladies as they play in solely their second main event.
“They’re certainly going to want to change what happened two years ago and they’re not going to want to come out in that game and be defeated 6-0 like they were in the Euros,” she mentioned.
“They’re actually a special crew, with a special drive and a special motivation going into this World Cup.
“That was their first time qualifying for a serious event, so for them to have that defeat, it was painful however there have been key gamers lacking that that will likely be current on this event.
“(Supervisor) Shelley Kerr has completed a improbable job with them and so they look robust.
“I assume they’re positively come into this event extra ready extra centered and a greater crew than they have been.”