Japan vs Scotland, England vs Argentina live: Women's World Cup Group D matches preview

Current form: Japan vs. Scotland

Although Japan finished as runners-up at the 2015 edition, they have hardly looked impressive so far. Surprisingly, they ended up firing blanks in a scoreless stalemate with Argentina - a team they had beaten twice before - which was a disappointing outcome as they were expected to pick up all three points from that clash.

Japan's form, though, has not been as strong as their fans will like. Heading into this tournament, although they did earn consecutive draws against Germany and Spain in their pre-competition friendlies, overall, the winners of the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup have struggled so far in 2019. In fact, Nadeshiko Japan have won just one of their seven fixtures this year, when they beat Brazil 3-1 at the SheBelieves Cup, while drawing  four and losing back to back games against England and France.

Meanwhile, Scotland did not have the best start to their first ever World Cup, as they lost 2-1 to England on matchday one. Prior to that, the debutants were in excellent form, as they were unbeaten in their last four games. That included victories over Brazil, Denmark, and Jamaica, and during qualifying for this tournament, they won seven of their eight ties.

Match facts and stats: Japan vs. Scotland

  • The last time Japan failed to clear the group stage was in 2007
  • This will be the first ever meeting between Scotland and Japan

Team news: Japan vs. Scotland

Japan: No injuries or suspensions, but three players - Risa Shimizu, Mana Iwabuchi, and Hina Sugita - will all have to be careful not to pick up another yellow card here in order not to miss their final group stage game against England.

Scotland: Likewise, Scotland has no new injuries or suspensions. However, both Jennifer Beattie and Nicola Docherty will have to be cautious not to earn another yellow so as not to be ineligible for the last group stage match against Argentina.

Where to watch Japan vs. Scotland on June 14, 2019

In the USA, Japan vs. Scotland will be shown on Fox Sports 1, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, UNIVERSO, and NBC Sports Live Extra App.

Fans based in Japan can cheer on Nadeshiko Japan via J Sports 1 and NHK Japan.

Catch the game on BBC One, BBC Sport Live, and BBC iPlayer if you live in the UK.

Live elsewhere? Here are your options to follow the action from Japan vs. Scotland:

Japan vs Scotland Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 14 June 9:00am ET / 2:00pm BST / 3:00pm CET
Stadium: Roazhon Park (Rennes)
Australia: Optus Sport
Canada: TSN5, RDS GO, TSN1, TSN GO
France: Canal+ Sport
Germany: ORF Sport Plus, ARD Das Erste
India: SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, Sony LIV
Indonesia: beIN Sports 2 Indonesia, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro Supersport
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Africa, SL2G, SuperSport 3 Nigeria
Portugal: RTP Play
Spain: Gol
United Kingdom: BBC Sport Live, BBC iPlayer, BBC One
United States: UNIVERSO, NBC Sports Live Extra App, fuboTV, FOX Sports GO, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, UNIVERSO NOW, Fox Sports 1

Current form: England vs. Argentina

England come into this game having secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Scotland in a highly anticipated derby clash. The Three Lionesses will be seeking to secure their spot in the next round at the expense of Argentina, who managed to surprise 2015 World Cup runners-up Japan by holding them to a scoreless draw.

Overall, England have been in solid form since the start of the year. They have lost just two of their last eight games, both by 1-0 scorelines to Canada and New Zealand. Impressively, they held the USWNT to a 2-2 draw in the SheBelieves Cup to topple the Stars and Stripes as reigning champions; as a result, England clinched their first ever title.

As for Argentina, well, it's been hardly smooth sailing for them. So far, the South American side, who earned a ticket to this summer's tournament via an intercontinental play-off, have won just one of their five matches played in 2019. While they will be happy with the point earned against Japan, they are expected to be the underdogs in their next clash with England. Certainly, they will again try to frustrate their opponents to likely secure another draw as they will fancy their chances against debutants Scotland on matchday three.

Match facts and stats: England vs. Argentina

  • This will be the second meeting between England and Argentina
  • The first was at the 2007 World Cup, during which England crushed Argentina by a 6-1 score-line

Team news: England vs. Argentina

England: Both Toni Duggan and Millie Bright are in doubt for this fixture. Duggan missed matchday one due to an injury, while Bright had to be subbed out against Scotland following a fall that injured her shoulder, but she could potentially return for this game. 

Argentina: No injury or suspension concerns.

Where to watch England vs Argentina on June 14, 2019

In the USA, England vs. Argentina will be shown on FOX Network, NBC Sports Live Extra App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, and Telemundo.

Live in the UK? Cheer on the Three Lionesses as they look to book their spot in the knockout rounds via BBC One, BBC Sport Live, and BBC iPlayer.

DIRECTV Sports Argentina, Canal 7 TV Publica, and DIRECTV Play Deportes are your options if you live in Argentina.

Are you based elsewhere? Here are your choices to follow the action from England vs. Argentina:

England vs Argentina Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 14 June 3:00pm ET / 8:00pm BST / 9:00pm CET
Stadium: Stade Océane (Le Havre)
Australia: Optus Sport
Canada: TSN GO, RDS GO, TSN1, TSN5
France: TMC, Canal+ Sport
Germany: DAZN, Sportschau Live
India: SONY TEN 1 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 1
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 2
Netherlands: NPO 3
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa, SL2G
Portugal: RTP Play
Spain: Gol
United Kingdom: BBC Sport Live, BBC iPlayer, BBC One
United States: FOX Sports GO, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports Live Extra App, fuboTV, FOX Network, Telemundo

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