Alex Scott is aware of French threat as she prepares for crunch tie
France v England
UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Finals
7.30pm BST, Thursday 18 July
Linköping Arena, Sweden
Live on BBC Three
England’s Alex Scott knows exactly what to expect when she lines up for England tonight to face France.
The Arsenal full-back has faced a number of the current French crop on multiple occasions, both for her current club and during a spell with Boston Breakers in the USA.
She said: “I spent three years in America playing against the likes of Sonia Bompastor and Camile Abily who obviously play in the French team and they’re great players.
“It was great to be able to play against them week in week out – you learn their strengths, they know ours; but you’ve played against these teams so many times you know the ins and outs.”
For Hope Powell’s side the equation is simple. Win and they’re in the quarter-finals; lose and they’re out.
There are a number of scenarios that would see lots drawn between England and Denmark to determine who progresses to the knock-out phase.
However, Scott prefers to keep matters simple; knowing that a win will send the Lionesses through.
“We just need to win, simple as that.
“Sometimes it really does just depend on what you do on the day,” she added.
The full list of group permutations is below.
- If England win they are through to the quarter-finals (as runners-up unless Russia win and overtake them on goal difference, in which case England would qualify in third place)
- If England lose they are out
- If both England and Russia draw England and Denmark go into the drawing of lots
- If England draw and Russia win England are out
- If England draw and Spain win England and Denmark go into the drawing of lots
For a full list of permutations, click here.