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    There’s a huge cheer as Ellen White is presented with the World Cup Bronze Boot for her six goals this summer.


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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Two

    This is as good time to start a fresh after performances since the World Cup. It could be a clean slate today.

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    Here they come!

    The NOISE. It’s loud.

  4. ‘Going to be another level’

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    England defender Gemma Bonner speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live: “It’s going to be on another level! You grow up thinking Wembley is kind of the pinnacle.

    “Especially as a young girl growing up, you never ever thought it would be a reality. We have worked so hard for so many years, to actually get the game to this place and for people to pay to come and watch.

    “As a player, you just want to play in the best stadiums, on the best pitches, in front of as many people as possible and I think Wembley epitomises all of that.

    “Just saying that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck – 90,000 people, for women’s football, it’s crazy.”

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    All set for the players to come out!

    There will also be a minute’s silence before kick-off ahead of remembrance Sunday.


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    I met Hannah Pearson, 26, on the train down to London this morning and she is meeting her mum and her two sisters at Wembley.

    It’s her first England game, having been to a few Manchester City matches and she said she was really excited to see the girls in front of so many people.

    Hannah’s also desperate for a win! Score prediction? “3-2, I want loads of goals!”

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    There’s still quite a few empty seats here… they have 10 minutes to get in place before kick-off.

    Still a very, very big crowd though!

  8. ‘Quite a scary thought’

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    England goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck is one of the youngest members of the squad and her first memory of Wembley was being a mascot for the men’s team.

    “I must have been seven years old,” she told Radio 5 Live. “My memory after that was watching Sheffield United in the Championship play-off final against Burnley and we lost 1-0.

    “It’s not been the best track record for watching games, however being part of the Manchester City squad, we have won every time, so I hope that doesn’t change.

    “It’s an unbelievable thought [to be playing in front of 90,000 people] but quite a scary thought too. I’m sure we are not going to be able to hear ourselves think.”


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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    If you’re on the move and can’t watch it on TV, make sure you tune into BBC Radio 5 Live.

    The brilliant Vicky Sparks is on the mic and is joined by Chelsea manager Emma Hayes.

  10. Honouring former players

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    Not only is this set to be a record attendance at Wembley, it is going to be the biggest gathering of former England players at one venue.

    A number of ‘legends’ have been invited by the FA to parade the pitch at half-time in celebration of their achievements.

    Among them will be the recently-retired trio of Karen Carney, Claire Rafferty and Laura Bassett, who are currently being given a separate pre-match presentation before kick-off.

    Manchester City striker White will also be presented with the Bronze Boot award that she picked up at the World Cup after finishing joint-top scorer with the USA’s Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.


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    BBC Two

    And it’s LIVE. BBC Two. Now.

  12. First England game!

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    We spotted a group of about 20 posing for photos in front of the famous Wembley arch.

    They are all family and friends and the children range from ages 5-11 and go to the Samuel Ryder Academy school in St Albans.

    It’s their first England game! Not a bad occasion, eh?


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  13. Can you spot Lucy Bronze?

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    Wembley Way was absolutely packed on our way into the press box about three hours ago.

    There’s posters everywhere, flags on all the seats in the stadium and scarves being sold every few metres on the walk in.

    How far the game has come…


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  14. ‘They are fantastic, so are we’

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    The teams have just been read out. Ellen White got the biggest cheer!

    Phil Neville has also been speaking to the fans.

    “It’s a massive occasion we just want the game to start. There’s been a long build-up so we’re ready,” he said.

    “We will do the absolute best to get the result we want. The last time we met it was 2-2 and a fantastic game of football. They are a fantastic team and so are we.”


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  15. Not just one record…

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    We have already had one record broken this weekend.

    A huge 20,029 fans watched Australia beat Chile 2-1, thanks to two goals from Sam Kerr – that’s a record attendance for the national team.

    How much more will England get today?


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    Send your thoughts, pictures and predictions to #bbcfootball or Twitter.

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    The noise when the players came out to warm-up was deafening! A large group of fans to our right got excited a little too early when the German team came out. They quickly stopped cheering when they realised!

    Phil Neville’s players are just doing some passing drills to our left. They look sharp…

  18. Germany team news

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    Wolfsburg star and Germany’s national team skipper Alexandra Popp is the only player in the visitors’ starting XI who also started the match here at Wembley when these sides met five years ago this month.

    Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s team also includes Lyon midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, whose club have won the Women’s Champions League four times in a row.

    Germany XI: Frohms, Kleinherne, Hendrich, Oberdorf, Starke, Marozsan, Popp, Dabritz, Buhl, Magull, Doorsoun.

    Subs: Benkarth, Schmitz, Maier, Hegering, Schuller, Bremer, Dallmann, Rauch, Leupolz, Knaak, Gasper, Lattwein.

  19. Will history be made?

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    England have a chance to make history in more ways than one at a sold-out Wembley today.

    The Lionesses will attempt to beat Germany on home soil for the first time, as well as aiming to set a new record crowd for a women’s match in the UK.

    The turnout at the 90,000-seat stadium could beat the previous record of 80,203 for the 2012 Olympic final between the United States and Japan.

    During those London Olympics, 70,584 also watched Great Britain beat Brazil 1-0.

    England were watched by 45,619 when they lost to Germany in their previous appearance at the new Wembley in 2014.


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  20. England team news

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    England XI

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    Man City striker Ellen White starts for England for the first time since the World Cup, where she was the joint top scorer in the tournament with six goals. She’s back after a knee injury.

    She comes in as one of four changes for the Lionesses side that laboured to victory over Portugal in October, along with Mary Earps – who gets the nod in goal over Ellie Roebuck and Carly Telford – Jill Scott and fit-again Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs.

    England XI: Earps, Bronze, Houghton, Williamson, Greenwood, Nobbs, Walsh, Scott, Parris, White, Mead.

    Subs: Telford, Bright, Taylor, Stokes, McManus, Stanway, Daly, Staniforth, England, Roebuck, Hemp, Bonner.

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