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Summary

  1. FT: Canada 1-0 England
  2. Brilliant 18-yard strike from Schmidt
  3. Fara Williams hits crossbar from distance
  4. England starting XI: Bardsley, Bronze, Houghton (c), Stoney, Rafferty, Duggan, J Scott, Chapman, Carney, White, Sanderson.

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By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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Canada 1-0 England

Anyway, that's all from us.

See you tomorrow for the small matter of the FA Cup final. Join us for a whole day of glorious build-up right here from 09:00 BST.

That's just seven hours away - so get your kip in now!

Canada 1-0 England

Would we be saying disappointing had Fara Williams's ridiculously long-range shot hit the underside of the bar and bounced in?

Yeah I think so.

England kick-off their World Cup campaign proper against France on 9 June. Let's hope for a better showing then.

FULL-TIME

Canada 1-0 England

And that is that. The referee calls time on a disappointing England performance.

Canada 1-0 England

Three minutes are up. Deep in England territory Canada have a free-kick...

Canada 1-0 England

A flurry down the left, is there going to be a cross? One more chance? Canada are doing well to stifle them until Alex Greenwood's cross is momentarily spilled by Erin McLeod....

That could be it. Jade Moore just couldn't react quick enough and McLeod is back in control.

Canada 1-0 England

Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

Alex Greenwood is not Fara Williams and blazes way over from range.

Canada 1-0 England

Will there be one more chance for England? Just give it to Fara! Wherever she is she's found her range now!

HITS THE WOODWORK

Canada 1-0 England

What?!

I said England could score from range but this is ridiculous from Fara Williams - from way, way out she pings the ball against the bar. The most amazing thing is that she seems totally non-plussed by it all.

Must do it every day in training?

Canada 1-0 England

England are almost through - but this one is offside as Eni Aluko struggles to bring the ball under her spell. A thick cloud of black rubber is thrown up from the artificial pitch as she stumbles to the ground.

Canada 1-0 England

England's Natasha Dowie summarising on the BBC: "For me it is very predictable - England are getting the ball and it is obvious what they are going to do. Can the midfield get on the ball a little bit more? I'd like them to mix it up a bit."

Canada 1-0 England

Offside? Nope, Melissa Tancredi is on but can only fire straight into the arms of Karen Bardsley from a very tight angle.

Surely she would have been better off crossing the thing anyway? Still all the chances falling Canada's way, with just over five to go.

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Katie: Canada very tight in their performance and crossing abilities are amazing. I'd do anything to be there supporting England's women team for the #womensworldcup Next time if I'm lucky

Viv: England need more possession & also need to play through the wings or middle instead of just hoofing the ball to Eni upfront.

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Canada 1-0 England

Another substitution for England. Can Jade Moore create something? She's on for Karen Carney.

Canada 1-0 England

Just under 10 minutes then, for England to find a reply.

How badly will wounded pride affect their World Cup chances?

CLOSE!

Canada 1-0 England

Sophie Schmidt seems to be all over the pitch - here she is bearing down on Karen Bardsley's goal but Steph Houghton just manages to scramble back in time and poke the ball behind.

It's pinball at the back post from the corner but England again manage to clear. "Keep the intensity!" is the shout from the Canada bench, before Bardsley claims a cross brilliantly.

SUBSTITUTION

Canada 1-0 England

Shoot! But Adriana Leon goes for the showboat instead. Having jinked into space on her right foot she looks to beat just one more and England can clear.

And that's her night over now - two more subs for Canada. Leon is replaced by 17-year-old midfielder Jessie Fleming, while Ashley Lawrence is replaced by Kaylyn Kyle.

Canada 1-0 England

Fran Kirby could be just what England need now. Every time I've seen her this season she's been excellent at actually doing something with the ball - and she can shoot from range, too.

That could well be the most likely source of a goal for Mark Sampson's side.

SUBSTITUTION

Canada 1-0 England

Here's one on cue - Fran Kirby is on for Katie Chapman.

Canada 1-0 England

Jill Scott goes down after a 50-50 with Allysha Chapman. She's back up quickly though. More changes to come from Mark Sampson? It's a friendly remember, so even having made three they can fill their boots.

Canada 1-0 England

Adriana Leon slaloms away from a series of England challenges but what's this? Canada give the ball away?

No fear as England give it straight back with another hurried, misplaced pass. Maybe looking for Eni Aluko over the top again? But in truth it was difficult to tell...

Canada 1-0 England

I'd wager England's 1-0 win over Canada in the final of the Cyprus Cup feels a long way away now. It was only March, but this performance is light years away.

SUBSTITUTION

Canada 1-0 England

And here's a change for Canada - Carmelina Moscato is on for Lauren Sesselmann.

Canada 1-0 England

England's Natasha Dowie summarising on the BBC: "England need to get on the ball more often. We do not look like a confident team. At the moment we look shell-shocked."

The view from Canada

Canada 1-0 England

Good crowd here in Hamilton for Canada v @england. Organisers will be pleased it this is replicated during @FIFAWWC.

Good crowd here in Hamilton for Canada v @england. Organisers will be pleased it this is replicated during @FIFAWWC.

Canada 1-0 England

First touch for Eni Aluko - surely she's not going to be asked to play on her own up front? She's muscled off the ball too easily as England launch the ball up to the halfway line.

Sophie Schmidt is floating back towards her own goal to pick up the ball, Wayne Rooney-esque. There's so many more passes for her to pick.

SUBSTITUTION

Canada 1-0 England

And here's the cavalry.

Farah Williams, Eni Aluko and Alex Greenwood are coming on for England with Claire Rafferty, Lianne Sanderson and Ellen White coming off.

Canada 1-0 England

Lovely from Sophie Schmidt again.

England don't seem to have a player like her - somebody who can turn under pressure and get her foot on the ball, bring players in.

Christine Sinclair (international caps a whopping 223) surges forward but no-one's gone with her - do Canada look to be sitting a bit deeper now?

Canada 1-0 England

Yes Canada have been all over them, yes they've struggled to get going so far, but still England are only one Sophie Schmidt-esque wonder strike from levelling things up here.

Because as it stands they don't look like scoring from open play. Canada, meanwhile continue to be patient in possession, waiting for the chances they know will come.

Canada 1-0 England

Lovely play again from Canada and Allysha Chapman has definitely had her wheat-based cereal biscuits this morning.

Again she motors down the left, latching on to a lovely flick from Sophie Schmidt to force a corner and after Schmidt hammers a shot to the near post with Canada taking it short, England take about five attempts to clear their lines before they win a free-kick.

And breathe.

Canada 1-0 England

Can she go all the way? Allysha Chapman surges forward from Canada's back four but Steph Houghton is there to hammer into the stands and halt her progress.

From the throw-in the home side work it well - it's all tidy and on the deck before a Sophie Schmidt cross is plucked out of the air by Karen Bardsley.

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Tom Garry: England capable of far better than what they've shown in that 1st half. Will be interesting to see if Fran Kirby gets a run out.

Canada 1-0 England

Natasha Dowie reckons it's only a matter of time before we do see the changes though, and she could well be on to something - Canada have restarted the brighter of the two here.

KICK-OFF

Canada 1-0 England

No changes. We are back under way.

Canada 1-0 England

Can't argue with that Danny, but what about Moncton? What's it like? I'm intrigued.

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Canada 1-0 England

Danny Hacking: Worldly knowledge: England need to keep hold of the ball more in the second half...

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The view from Canada

Canada 1-0 England

Here's the BBC's Caroline Rigby with some news of what kind of impact hosting the World Cup could have on the game in Canada...

Canada U20 @NichellePrince7 on @FIFAWWC: "More girls are interested. I see them looking up to women's national team."

Canada U20 @NichellePrince7 on @FIFAWWC: "More girls are interested. I see them looking up to women's national team."

Canada 1-0 England

Will there be changes at half-time from Mark Sampson? Eniola Aluko's on the bench, as is Jordan Nobbs...

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Tim Oliver: There isn't much closing down from Toni Duggan on the right wing. Giving Schmidt too much time to put the ball into the box.

Pepper Jack: Goal came out of nowhere but England are chasing shadows. Lumping away possession when they get it. Aimless.

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Canada 1-0 England

We all love a good bit of magic now don't we. England need a Dynamo but they'd take a Paul Daniels right now.

Canada 1-0 England

England's Natasha Dowie summarising on the BBC: "All that is missing from England at the moment is the final ball. One moment of brilliance has been the difference. It really was a good bit of magic."