Fara happy with England's World Cup start

Saturday 02 Nov 2013
Fara Williams
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Fara Williams has been left satisfied with England’s start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Liverpool midfielder scored a penalty as Brent Hills’s side defeated Turkey 4-0 in Adana on Thursday.


Match details

Turkey 0-4 England
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015
Group 6 Qualifier
Thursday 31 October 2013
Ocak Stadium, Adana, Turkey



It maintained their 100 per cent start on the road to Canada 2015 with four wins from four, leaving them clear at the top of Group 6.

Williams said: "I was happy to get on the scoresheet – I’d been stuck on 36 goals for a while.

"But more importantly, we went out there and did a professional job. We maybe could have scored more but you can’t really complain, winning 4-0 away from home in a World Cup qualifier."

The 29-year-old has started each of England’s opening qualifiers, in which they have yet to concede a goal, and believes the bright start has helped heal the wounds from a poor European Championship campaign in the summer.

England bag four in Adana


She added: "Everyone knows we had a disappointing Euros and it's been great to bounce back and perform in the way we have in the four games we've had and pick up maximum points. It was our target, we've achieved it and we can go into the New Year happy.

"You learn from disappointments and you get stronger and as a squad that's what we've done.

"We've regrouped, we've put that behind us and focused on what's to come. We've got a good blend in this squad of youth and experience and the performances so far have been good."

The Three Lions' next qualifier isn't until next April when they entertain Montenegro, who have lost their first two matches.

Before then England will compete in the annual Cyprus Cup - a competition they won last year by beating Canada 1-0 in the final.

By Glenn Lavery