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England travel to southern France tonight hoping to earn a vital win in their campaign to qualify for Euro 2025. The Lionesses sit third in Group A3, level on points with Sweden, who they drew to in their opening game, and above the Republic of Ireland, who they beat 2-0 in their second group match.

Last Friday, Sarina Weigman’s side lost 2-1 in the reverse fixture at St. James’ Park, when a spirited France side led by Marie Antoinette Katoto came back from behind to snatch a winner and go top of the group.

This leaves England with work to do to ensure automatic qualification. In the new format, only the top two sides from each group qualify automatically, with the third and fourth-placed teams from each ‘A’ group entering play-offs against teams from the B and C groups.

Follow all the build-up and action below.

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France 0-2 England

45+2 mins: Stanway slides in and gives away a free-kick in midfield, which gives the towering France captain Renard the chance to get forward. Renard wins the header, but England are able to scramble clear!

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:49

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France 0-2 England

45 mins: We’ll have four minutes added on. Russo almost broke in behind again, while France are showing some signs of life before the break. It’s very open, still.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:46

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France 0-2 England

42 mins: From an England corner the ball almost drops to Bright in the box – that could have been three.

France haven’t lost at home since the 2019 World Cup. England are dominating this.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:43

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France 0-2 England

40 mins: France are shell-shocked. Russo beats Lakrar AGAIN and almost finds Hemp with a cross, the ball just running away from the winger.

Lakrar is not going to want to see Alessia Russo again after this first half.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:42

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GOAL! France 0-2 England (RUSSO 34’)

It’s a great cross from Hemp and brilliant forward play from Russo.

Interesting that the Lionesses are grabbing the ball from the net… they want GOALS in this qualifying group.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:39

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GOAL! France 0-2 England (RUSSO 34’)

JUST WHAT ENGLAND AND RUSSO DESERVED!

The Lionesses doubled their lead after a brilliant spell! France are stunned! They’ve been dominated at home!

Hemp and Mead had just switched wings a couple of minutes ago. Hemp sets the ball onto her left and swings in a stunning cross, which beats Lakrar.

Russo peels off the back and powers the header down and in! How about this?!

(The FA via Getty Images)

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:35

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France 0-1 England

31 mins: This has been a brilliant first half from Russo, who is bullying the France defender Lakrar. Russo turn Lakrar and bursts into the box, before France can recover.

Moments later, Mead bursts forward and puts in a ball that narrowly evades Russo and almost falls to Hemp.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:34

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France 0-1 England

29 mins: CHANCE! Ooooh it should be two! What a move from England, with Bright picking out Bronze down the right, great run and better pass.

Bronze knocks it across and it lands to Russo at the back post. The striker stoops but can’t direct it back across goal with enough power.

Peyraud-Magnin keeps it out.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:31

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France 0-1 England

26 mins: That will settle England down, but they had started to do just that in truth before that Stanway strike. They took the lead on Friday, however, only for France to come from behind, so the Lionesses will need to keep up this intensity they’ve started to build.

Mead slips Stanway in after good build-up play from Russo. Renard gets the block in.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:30

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GOAL! France 0-1 England (STANWAY 22’)

Sweet as you like from Stanway. What a way for England to take the lead.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 20:26

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