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England women’s national team are about to start their bid for first-ever World Cup triumph with their opening game facing them up against the World Cup debutants Haiti. The Lionesses are one of the top teams but can they cope with the many injury issues they have now? What will be the England vs Haiti lineups? Here’s what we think and also the latest team news from both camps.
The second-best favourites for the title England are about to kick off their 2023 World Cup campaign against debutants Haiti on Saturday, June 22nd, in Brisbane, Australia. The kick-off time is 10:30 am GMT.
England predicted lineup: Is Millie Bright ready to start?
England boss Sarina Wiegman has some decisions to make regarding the England lineup vs Haiti. Probably, the main conundrum in front of Weigman is to figure out if her best centre-back Millie Bright can start. Millie has been out with a knee injury since March. However, Bright has trained well since joining the Lionesses and we think that Millie Bright will be in the starting England lineup vs Haiti.
The other tough decision for Wiegman will be who will start up front. All of Rachel Daly, Beth England and Alessia Russo are hopeful they will be the ones selected. We think right now Daly and England have even chances to be selected from the off. Russo is more likely to be used as an impact substitute for the time being.
England have not reported any fresh injury news from their camp in Australia. However, we already know that 3 of their best players will miss the entire tournament due to serious injuries. The Lionesses will be without their captain Leah Williamson, Frank Kirby and Beth Mead for the duration of the entire World Cup.
England Predicted Lineups:
Earps – Carter, Greenwood, Bright, Bronze – Walsh – Stanway, Toone – Hemp, Russo, Kelly
Haiti predicted lineup: Can Kerly Theus become a national hero?
Haiti women are about to make their World Cup debut and the ladies from this small Central American nation are bound to be excited. Which of them will make history and be picked as part of the Haiti lineup vs England?
We think that Kerly Theus will start on goal and the talented shot-stopped will have to be at her best in this game that is likely to see Haiti put under constant pressure. Centre-back duo Joseph-Limage will have to be at their best too.
In midfield, the bright star is youngster Melchie Dumornay, while we predict that Haiti will opt for a lone striker in Roselord Borgella. We think the Haiti lineup vs England will see the debutants trying to crowd the midfield zone and go for a 4-5-1 shape. Dumornay could be given freedom and she might operate closer to Borgella and leave the dirty defensive work in midfield to the likes of B. Louis and Pierre-Louis.
Haiti Predicted Lineups:
Theus – Frere Petit, Limage, Joseph, K. Louis – B. Louis, Jeudy, Pierre-Louis, Mondesir – Borgella, Dumonay
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