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Neville looks forward to ‘business end’ of World Cup as England cruise through

• Manager will not compromise on style or rotation tactics• England to face a third-placed team in last 16 on SundayPhil Neville looked forward to the “business end” of the World Cup insistent that England’s new possession-based approach will not be co…

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Georgia Stanway and Rachel Daly seize chance to impress Neville

Phil Neville has been keen on rotation throughout the World Cup and Stanway and Daly – both making their World Cup debuts – certainly justified their selectionKnown as a bit of a tinkerman, even those most used to Phil Neville’s mix-it-up style baulked…

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Ellen White’s double sinks Japan and seals top spot in group for England

It was not quite a flawless performance but England head north to Valenciennes for Sunday’s round of 16 game trailing a perfect record. Three wins out of three dictates that Phil Neville’s side top Group D, clearing the way for a meeting with one of th…

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Japan v England: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from the Group D finaleScotland v Argentina – live! Follow our MBM nowAnd feel free to email Paul or tweet him @Paul_Doyle 6.21pm BST Hello and welcome to the decisive match in Group D. We are assured there will be no jiggery …

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Phil Neville will not rest England players against Japan in World Cup

• Manager not interested in easier path for runners-up• ‘I’m going to play my best team … I want to finish top’Phil Neville will resist the temptation to rest key players against Japan on Wednesday night as England play their final Group D game, knowin…

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Phil Neville will not rest England players against Japan in World Cup

• Manager not interested in easier path for runners-up• ‘I’m going to play my best team … I want to finish top’Phil Neville will resist the temptation to rest key players against Japan on Wednesday night as England play their final Group D game, knowin…

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England’s Toni Duggan is all praise for Phil Neville’s passing philosophy | Louise Taylor

Barcelona winger says players are happy with their manager’s firm support for a Pep Guardiola-like playing strategyIt may be stretching a point to describe Phil Neville as the “new Pep Guardiola” but Toni Duggan has detected pronounced similarities bet…

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Lucy Bronze hails a ‘more prepared’ England before showdown with Japan

The defender was ill during her side’s agonising extra-time defeat in the last World Cup but believes they are better equipped to overcome their opponents this timeHeartbreak. Four years ago that is what the Lionesses felt in Canada when they lost to J…

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Lucy Bronze hails a ‘more prepared’ England before showdown with Japan

The defender was ill during her side’s agonising extra-time defeat in the last World Cup but believes they are better equipped to overcome their opponents this timeHeartbreak. Four years ago that is what the Lionesses felt in Canada when they lost to J…

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Tough World Cup start for England has set them up nicely for latter stages | Eni Aluko

Phil Neville has been making all the right decisions but it is important he brings Millie Bright back to face JapanThanks to a brilliant performance from Vanina Correa in the Argentina goal England’s task on Friday turned out to be more difficult than …

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England’s Karen Bardsley says mixed teams at academies is the way forward

England’s No 1 believes the goals should remain the same size and wants more respect for all keepersIf Karen Bardsley had collected a pound every time a man told her female goalkeepers are rubbish she would be very rich indeed. “Whether it’s people fee…

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Jodie Taylor earns plaudits as England seek World Cup momentum

Manager Phil Neville admits he needs to work on improving service to his striker, who was top scorer at Euro 2017Jodie Taylor’s first goal in an England shirt for 14 months served as a reminder of the adage about form being temporary but class permanen…

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Argentina win shows Lionesses have spark and fight to go far at World Cup

England stood up to their opponents’ attempts to frustrate them and displayed an ability to break down stubborn defencesIt was perhaps appropriate that this match in Le Havre became a battle ground. Blitzed by the allied armies in 1944, the port city i…

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England reach World Cup last-16 with hard-fought win over Argentina

Jodie Taylor jogged a few memories with a criticism deflecting goal as England guaranteed themselves a place in the knock-out stages on a clear Normandy night when Argentina once again confounded the supposed experts.Carlos Borrello’s side had been dep…

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England v Argentina: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from the 8pm BST kick-offEngland’s Phil Neville explains the tactics he usesAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.04pm BST England: Telford, Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Greenwood, Mead, Moore, Scott, Kirby, Tay…

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Phil Neville explains the tactics he uses as England manager

Neville wants defenders to pass out from the back, midfielders to dominate and forwards to be braveBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkTwo months after Phil Neville took charge of the England women’s team, he faced his first big challen…

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We are playing history and Argentina at the World Cup, says Phil Neville

• This is a proud football nations, adds England’s head coach• Jade Moore likely to start in midfield as rotate squadEngland’s challenge on Friday night in a city designed by the architect Auguste Perret – supposedly the “poet of reinforced concrete” –…

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Bev Priestman supplies the detail in England double act with Phil Neville

England’s assistant coach is enjoying working with ‘the most open guy I’ve ever met’ at the Women’s World CupTelevision footage of Phil Neville at France 2019 frequently captures images of England’s manager deep in conversation with a diminutive blond …

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Pity the poor man who’s had the Women’s World Cup shoved down his throat | Marina Hyde

From Mr Inferior Product to Mr I Prefer Parks, the tournament has caused a cosmic imbalance that we must redressOnce again I am hugely grateful to the community that will not allow us to forget the great under-reported story of this Women’s World Cup: …

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Lionesses lean into Phil Neville’s gruelling new England philosophy

Neville’s players see the bigger Women’s World Cup picture beyond his demanding, ball-monopolising tacticsFor a manager whose team had just won their opening World Cup game, Phil Neville looked distinctly disgruntled. In a telling cameo, he gathered En…