It’s not just the men who are currently trying to make it to the next World Cup. The England Women’s team start their campaign for the 2019 World Cup in France.
The Lionesses, who differ from the men on the grounds that they are actually good at football, as evidenced by their performance in last summer’s Euro tournament where they got to the semi-finals, start their campaign by taking on the Russians at Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers.
England are now No. 3 in the FIFA World Rankings, so you suspect that they should win. They should at least put the men to shame.
Match of the Day Live is on BBC Two at 18.30 (kick-off at 19.00).