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Sarina Wiegman has once again opted for a back three after watching the system work well against China in that 6-1 thrashing last time out.

The good news for England is that Keira Walsh is fit again after returning to training on Sunday, despite suffering an injury earlier in the tournament. She replaces Katie Zelem in the starting XI in the only change.

As for Nigeria, Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala is on back on the bench as she continues her journey back to full fitness, with Ifeoma Onumonu starting instead.

England XI: Earps; Greenwood, Bright, Carter; James, Walsh, Stanway, Daly; James; Hemp, Russo.

Subs: Charles, Toone, Nobbs, Hampton, Roebuck, Wubben-Moy, Morgan, England, Robinson, Coombs, Kelly, Zelem.

Nigeria XI: Nnadozie; Alozie, Ohale, Onumonu, Plumptre; Ayinde, Ucheibe; Demehin, Payne, Ajibade; Kanu.

Subs: Oluehi, Balogun, Ogbonna, Ebi, Oshoala, Oparanozie, Monday, Ordega, Echegini, Imuran, Okoronkwo.

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