England squad strongest ever - Powell

England women's coach Hope Powell says the squad taking part in this month's World Cup in Germany is arguably the "strongest team" the country has produced and hopes a successful campaign will ignite more interest in the sport back home.

England start their World Cup campaign against Mexico on Monday and will also face New Zealand and Japan in Group B.

Hosts and defending champions Germany began their bid for a hat-trick of women's World Cup titles with a 2-1 victory against Canada, while France beat Nigeria in Group A.

Watch England v Mexico live on BBC Red Button and online at bbc.co.uk/sport (UK users only), Monday 27 June 1645 BST; highlights available online and on BBC Two 2350 BST.

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