Lionesses train at the beach ahead of England clash with Argentina


After a coming through their choppy clash with Scotland in their World Cup opener, England’s women went in search of calmer waters on Wednesday morning.

Phil Neville’s stars headed down to the beach in Normandy, a short walk from their Normandy Barriere Hotel, to take part in a mobility training session. 

England got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start thanks to a 2-1 win against their home nations rivals, and they are in a strong position to secure a place in the knockout stages. 

Victory against Argentina on Friday night will be enough to ensure they reach the last-16, and preparations appeared to be going well on the coast.

The team were in high spirits, with Toni Duggan – who missed the opening match – pictured laughing with her team-mates on the sand.

Ellen White, one of the goalscorers against Scotland, led her team in a celebration after her side emerged victorious during one of the exercises. 

There was even time for a game of Twister, with Duggan sharing the action on her Instagram story. 

Over 6million people tuned in to watch England’s clash with Scotland, showing that there is a strong appetite among the British public for the Lionesses’ campaign.

It is a huge boost to the popularity of the sport, as Fran Kirby explained before the tournament.   

‘I think since I started there wasn’t any women’s football on TV,’ she said in an interview with Hyundai.

‘You know the FA Cup final wasn’t at Wembley, it was shown on BBC as an out of the blue kind of game. It wasn’t promoted.

‘So I think it’s just changed massively in respect and also going full time that’s been a massive change.’

England face Argentina in Le Havre on Friday evening, kick off 8pm. 


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