England vs Scotland : England and Scotland will take a local rivalry international when they face each other in their opening game of the competition in Nice on Sunday.
Kick-off will be at 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET, with TV coverage available via BBC One (UK) and Fox (U.S.).
The two previously met at Euro 2017, which was Scotland’s first ever major international tournament, with England prevailing as 6-0 winners.
Two years on, this is Scotland’s first ever Women’s World Cup game and it promises to be a much closer and more competitive affair on the French Riviera this time around.
England and Scotland will renew their rivalry on Sunday in each side’s opening match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Lionesses are among the favourites for the title, and Oddschecker shows bookmakers have handed them 2-9 odds to win this match. Scotland come in at 12-1, while a draw sports odds of 19-4.
England enter the tournament as the third-ranked team in the world, trailing only the world champion United States and European powerhouse Germany. The Scots are ranked 20th, behind Japan (seventh) but well ahead of Argentina (37th), the other teams in Group D
Scotland face England in the Women’s Football World Cup on Sunday June 9 in what will inevitably be described in the press as a Battle of Britain – even if there’s hopefully a little less of the jingoism that usually accompanies the reporting of men’s football.
In this week of all weeks, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we are reminded that there are far more important things in life than sport. Yet make no mistake: for football lovers the length of the UK, any clash between Scotland and England is still a very big deal indeed.
England open their World Cup campaign against Auld Enemy Scotland in France on Sunday.
The game in Nice is a sell out and Phil Neville’s Lionesses arrive as one of the favourites for the title.
Neville insists they will not be under-estimating their opponents but they arrive in confident mood.
“We have nothing to fear,” Neville said. “The crowd and media are behind us, we are going into a major tournament as the best-prepared team.
“The first game is the most difficult – you’ve nerves, you’ve trepidation, so to get the first one out of the way with a good result is even better.