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World Cup Briefing: England's campaign kicks off

FIFA WORLD CUP: Day three looks set to be action packed as England and Scotland clash in Group D

FIFA WORLD CUP: Day three looks set to be action packed as England and Scotland clash in Group D

England’s World Cup campaign gets under way today as Phil Neville’s side take on Scotland on the French Riviera at the Stade de Nice

Seven City players are in the Lionesses squad, with Karen BardsleySteph Houghton,Demi StokesKeira WalshJill Scott, Ellen White and Georgia Stanway all selected as England look to build on their bronze medal success of 2015.

They could come against club team-mate Caroline Weir who forms part of Shelley Kerr's squad. 

And Kerr says all the pressure is on England. 

"We're playing against a formidable England team, ranked third in the world," she said. 

"And part of the reason Phil Neville took the job was to win a World Cup, so it's going to be a tough task."

UK viewers can watch all the action on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Meanwhile, Australia take on Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes and Brazil face Jamaica at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble.

Sunday fixtures

Group C: Australia v Italy 12pm BST

Group C: Brazil v Jamaica 2.30pm BST

Group D: England v Scotland 5pm BST

READ: White hails Houghton influence 

READ: Weir wants to be pride of Scotland

France beat South Korea 4-0 in the opening match of the tournament on Friday, before an action-packed day yesterday that saw Germany, Spain and Norway make winning starts.

Teenager Giulia Gwinn scored the only goal of the game as Germany beat China to get their Group B campaign off to a flyer.

Thembi Kgatlana gave South Africa a shock lead against Spain, but two Jennifer Hermoso penalties and a neat Lucia Garcia finish saw Spain run out 3-1 winners.

And three first half goals saw Norway ease to victory over Nigeria. Guro Reiten's gave them an early lead, before Lisa-Marie Utland and an Osinachi Ohale own goal sealed a comfortable three points.

Saturday’s results

Group A: Norway 3-0 Nigeria

Group B: Germany 1-0 China

Group B: Spain 3-1 South Africa

BBC Sport will have live coverage of every World Cup match across TV, radio, the Red Button and online from the group stages all the way through to the final.

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White hails Houghton influence

RARING TO GO: Ellen White will link up with City after the World Cup.

New Manchester City striker Ellen White has revealed that close friend and captain Steph Houghton played an influential role in her recent move to the Club.

The England star, who is set to feature at the World Cup against Scotland today, signed a two-year deal with City three weeks ago.

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Weir wants to be the pride of Scotland

SUPER SCOT: Caroline Weir celebrates scoring in Scotland's final warm-up game.

Caroline Weir hopes Scotland’s women’s team can become the pride of a nation as they prepare to make their World Cup debut on Sunday.

The City midfielder is optimistic her side can make an impression in France.

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Jen Beattie leaves City

Manchester City can confirm Jen Beattie has left the Club to join Arsenal.

The Scotland international departs, after four and a half years at the Academy Stadium, having clocked up 114 appearances, scoring 12 goals.