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92'Yet another free-kick is foiled by Picarelli.
90'Roberta D'Adda. The Italian defender receives the game's first caution for a challenge on Karen Carney.
89'Chapman finds Williams on the edge of the box but her shot bends wide. Time is running out for The Three Lions.
87'Another long-range free-kick from Williams almost brings about a late leveller.
84'With England pushing forward in search of the equaliser, they are almost caught on the break. Patrizia is found in space on the edge of the England box, but she shoots into Brown's arms.
80'Alessia Tuttino. A superb strike from Alessia Tuttino gives Italy the lead with just ten minutes remaining. She picks up the ball inside the England half and lets fly with a thunderous 30-yard effort, giving Brown no chance.
79'Two chances in quick succession for England as Smith lifts the ball over Picarelli, but it does not dip in time.
79'Jill Scott threads a delightful ball through to Williams who finds a yard of space inside the Italian box, but the midfielder is thwarted by Picarelli.
78'Off, Carolina Pini. On, Alia Guagni.
73'Off, Anita Asante. On, Rachel Unitt.
71'Substitute, Kelly Smith, advances to the by-line and cuts into the box, but she can't find a way past Elisabetta Tona.
69'The Italian midfielder offers her side some respite with neat close control inside the England box, but her progress is halted by Faye White. It's a goal-kick to England.
61'Williams has another strike at goal, this time from the edge of the box, but it fails to trouble Picarelli.
59'England go on the offensive almost immediately after conceding the equaliser. The goalscorer, Williams, attempts a dipping effort from distance, but it doesn't quite dip enough.
56'Patrizia Panico. The Italian skipper brings her side level with a cool finish. She controlled a long ball in the box before passing beyond Rachel Brown.
52'England come close to doubling their advantage with a long-range free-kick, but it is palmed away well by the Italian stopper.
46'Italy get the second half underway, looking to overcome their one-goal deficit.
45'Aluko flashes a shot just over the bar after outsprinting the Italian defence down the right.
45'Off, Eniola Aluko. On, Kelly Smith. Hope Powell makes the first substitution of the afternoon.
43'England look revitalised by the goal, with both Aluko and Asante going close in the aftermath, but the Italians manage to hold on.
38'Fara Williams. The England midfielder slides home the spot kick into the bottom corner to put her side ahead.
37'Carney is tripped in the area by Zorri for a penalty to England.
31'Brown makes another save, this time to deny Gabbiadini.
29'The resultant free-kick from Italy is bravely blocked by the England wall, with Chapman receiving treatment after taking the shot full in the face.
28'Casey Stoney. The England defender is shown a straight red card after she brought down Italian forward Melania Gabbiadini just outside the box.
21'Italian captain Patrizia Panico sees a chipped shot from the right almost catch Brown out, but the England keeper is alert enough to make a comfortable save in the end.
19'England work the ball well across the Italian area, but Karen Carney's eventual shot is sliced high and wide of the target.
14'Fara Williams sees her shot from distance dip just over the top of the bar after spotting Picarelli off her line.
12'Rachel Brown makes her first save of the game when Giulia Domenichetti fires in a shot from the edge of the box. The game's first effort on target.
08'Eni Aluko sees a shot from inside the area saved by Italian goalkeeper Anna Marie Picarelli.
02'England win a free-kick just inside the Italian half, after a foul on Katie Chapman. Earlier than that, Jill Scott received treatment after being fouled. A decent start from England though, keeping some good possession.
KOEngland get the game underway in Helsinki.