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Summary

  1. Win takes England to second in Group F
  2. Kirby pokes England ahead from 12 yards
  3. Sub Carney heads in to stretch lead
  4. Ibarra taps in after Bardsley spills shot
  5. French shocked by Colombia in early game
  6. Watch best moments via highlights tab

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. It's on

    England 2-1 Mexico

    England

    From Mini Messi to the Messi. Our Copa America live coverage is in full swing with Argentina playing Paraguay and yes, Lionel Messi has scored.

    As for the Women's World Cup, Costa Rica play South Korea at 00:00 BST, which you can watch live online and on the BBC Red Button.

    England are next in action at 21:00 BST on Wednesday - their final group game against Colombia. Will they seal passage to the knockout stages? Join us then to find out. Cheerio.

  2. Post update

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    England

    If you didn't know who Fran Kirby was before today, you do now.

    Either way, I highly recommend you read our feature about her. Inspirational.

  3. Elsewhere at the World Cup

    Brazil into the last-16

    Meanwhile, in Group E, Brazil beat Spain 1-0 thanks to Alves da Silva's first-half goal. The win is Brazil's second at the World Cup, meaning they top the standings with six points. The two other teams in the group, South Korea and Costa Rica face each other at 00:00 BST.

  4. Behind the scenes with BBC Sport

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    BBC

    Want to see some behind-the-scenes footage at the Women's World Cup, and hear what our pundits thought would happen in this game prior to kick-off? If so, then you are in luck, because you can by heading to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  5. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Gary McKenzie: Close but deserved that. Colombia game set to be classic. Hope it ends well Kirby breath of fresh air.

    Glenn Lindsay: Toni Duggan was fantastic, Carney was an outstanding player off the bench #gamechanger.

  6. Player reaction

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    England goalscorer Fran Kirby: "The goal means a lot. It is my first World Cup, first start and first goal. I was a bit worried it would not go in but when it did I was delighted."

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    And let's hear from Mini Messi now...

  8. Manager reaction

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    England manager Mark Sampson: "It was a positive result for us, I am really pleased for the players. They had to respond in a positive manner and they did. Our little mini Messi Fran Kirby scored and we built from that.

    "Special players step up in special moments and there is more to come from Fran. It wasn't just Fran today, though, the team was outstanding. Players from the sidelines made a difference too.

    "They are all big games. We are sensing this is a huge chance and we have to build on this performance. The players have Colombia in their mind and will be ready."

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    Trevor Sinclair

    Former England winger on BBC Three

    "What you want when you make a substitution is for them to make an impact, and they did that."

  10. Post update

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    Alex Greenwood and Karen Carney changed the game after coming on. Starters against Colombia?

  11. Post update

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    A big win for England as they get off the mark and move up to second in Group F, with one final group game against Colombia to come. The job is not done yet, but they go into that game with a huge amount of pressure off their shoulders.

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    "I was definitely worried but I think defensively we were solid up until that point. All in all, fantastic going forward, much more positive."

  13. FULL-TIME

    England 2-1 Mexico

    Phew!

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    Four minutes are up, Mexico are in possession. How much time to go?

  15. YELLOW CARD

    England 2-1 Mexico

    Karen Carney is booked as she kicks a ball away after the whistle had blown for a free-kick. A nervy silence descends in the England section of the ground.

  16. GOAL

    England 2-1 Mexico - Fabiola Ibarra

    Ah, England are caught out on the counter as they push too many forward. Substitute Fabiola Ibarra stabbing home after Karen Bardsley spilled a shot.

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    England 2-0 Mexico

    Four minutes of stoppage time. Can England close this game out?

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    England 2-0 Mexico

    A spell of possession now for Mexico and they make their final change to try and force a grandstand finish. Fabiola Ibarra is on for Moniaco Icampo.

  19. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Birmingham Ladies coach David Parker: YES Karen Carney! Collectors item header... #gamechanger

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    Megan Lee: They've worked and worked, kept their patience and now it's paid off! 2-0, come on England.

    Mr W: I hope the male England football team are watching this - England Women playing brilliantly at the World Cup now.

  21. SUBSTITUTION

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    England's final change of the game as Lucy Bronze is replaced by Alex Scott for the final five minutes.

    Unless something spectacular happens, England are on course for the three points and a move up to second in the group.

  22. Post update

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    "We were crediting Mark Sampson for his tactical changes. That is a monumental moment for Karen Carney who has struggled with injuries. England can finally breathe a sigh of relief."

  23. GOAL

    England 2-0 Mexico - Karen Carney

    I saw a few tweets questioning Mark Sampson's tactics at the World Cup so far, but hats off to his substitutions in this game. Inspired.

    England's second goal is substitute to substitute as the excellent Alex Greenwood whips in a cross for Karen Carney, who rises to nod in from close range.

    Karen Carney scores
  24. Post update

    England 1-0 Mexico

    Fran Kirby is tormenting the Mexico defence. First, she is a whisker away from connecting with a cross, before she cuts inside of Kenti Robles and smacks a powerful effort at an increasingly under siege Cecilia Santiago in the Mexico goal.

    Ten minutes to go and, at the moment, England are in control.

  25. Post update

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    One-way traffic in the last five minutes. Keep the ball in the Mexico half and England could be celebrating in just over 10 minutes.

    Action areas
  26. SUBSTITUTION

    England 1-0 Mexico

    With England looking dangerous now, Mexico boss Leonardo Cuellar makes his second change of the game as forward Maria Sanchez comes on for tiring striker Renae Cuellar.

  27. Post update

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Massive relief for England as Fran Kirby marks her first World Cup start with a goal. It's a great story after the Reading striker quit football four years ago after depression following the death of her mother. She plays in the second tier of English football but she has been one of England's best players."

  28. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Pete Cooper: Cracking goal from Kirby. Great shot of her poking the ball home with 3 Mexican players and keeper diving in.

    Jack Everitt: Karen Carney is absolute class, England look like a completely different team with her on the pitch.

  29. Post update

    England 1-0 Mexico

    England are bubbling with confidence now. They quickly go close to a second as Toni Duggan tries to bring a ball into the box under control, she runs into Eni Aluko, who takes control of the situation, swinging a boot at the bouncing ball and sending a rasping effort just over.

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    "What a relief. Absolutely fantastic, England deserve to go ahead. The fox in the box Fran Kirby toe pokes it home, a lovely finish. So many times at domestic level we have seen Kirby doing that."

  32. GOAL

    England 1-0 Mexico - Fran Kirby

    The breakthrough! The introduction of Karen Carney does indeed have a positive impact. She plays the ball to Toni Duggan on the edge of the area, Duggan loses possession but the loose ball bounces through to Fran Kirby who, composed, picks off a couple of defenders before calmly poking the ball in off the far post.

    Mark Sampson sits back in his seat, puffing out his cheeks. What a relief.

    England celebrate
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    Huge cheer for the introduction of Karen Carney. Can she add that bit of bite England have, by and large, been lacking in the final third?

  34. HITS THE WOODWORK

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    Oh my word, this is heart in mouth stuff! Mexico have a corner, which Monica Ocampo takes. Her curled effort beats Karen Bardsley and smacks against the crossbar, with the follow up sent just over.

    Mark Sampson responds by sending on winger Karen Carney for Jill Scott.

  35. YELLOW CARD

    England 0-0 Mexico

    One hour in and we have our first booking of the game, Alina Garciamendez slides in on Lucy Bronze, missing the ball completely and catching the feet of the England full-back. Yellow card.

  36. Post update

    England 0-0 Mexico

    End-to-end now as Mexico get forward for their first attack in this half, Kenti Robles curling a shot between two defenders and towards the far corner but Karen Bardsley is wise to the effort and holds the ball.

    This is tense stuff for England. Score and they are in a very strong position to progress to the last-16. If Mexico score, though, and England lose, then it will look very bleak indeed.

  37. Post update

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "England are taking time to find their rhythm again but Alex Greenwood has added a bit more fire to their left side and takes a wicked set-piece. Mark Sampson is looking a lot more positive after those two Eniola Aluko chances."

  38. Post update

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    This is better by Alex Greenwood though!

    England win a free-kick on the right side of the Mexico area, Greenwood curls it towards the far post but Steph Houghton can't get enough on her header to direct it goalwards.

    Moments later, Greenwood drills a low ball from the left to the feet of Eni Aluko who, in the middle of the area, swivels and fizzes a drive at goal that Cecilia Santiago manages to bat away. Just.

    Eni Aluko
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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    "England just need to up the tempo a little bit and retain possession. When they get the ball, they need to play simple and keep it as much as they can."

  40. Post update

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    Alex Greenwood is not quite up to speed with the pace of the game and she is caught out of position as Mexico lump the ball downfield and into the space she has vacated. Luckily for England, Stephany Mayor can't quite keep the ball in play.

  41. SUBSTITUTION

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    A change for England as left back Claire Rafferty looks to have taken a knock and she is replaced by Alex Greenwood.

  42. Post update

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    I've been impressed by Lucy Bronze. She was the busiest England player in the first half with more touches of the ball than anyone else on the pitch and she tries to create a chance as she buzzes around the right side of the Mexico area. Her cross is cleared but England eventually win a corner. It is poor, though, by Toni Duggan and Mexico clear.

    Lucy Bronze
  43. Post update

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    "Not an ideal start to the second half, you want to be settled when you come out. England know the pressure they are under, it is a must-win game."

  44. Post update

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    There weren't loads of highlights in that first half, but Eni Aluko smacking the ball against the bar was certainly one of them.

    You can watch that moment again now via the highlights tab.

    Aluko
  45. SUBSTITUTION

    England 0-0 Mexico

    A change at the break for Mexico with defender Valeria Miranda on for Bianca Sierra. On to try and nullify the threat posed by Eni Aluko?

  46. KICK-OFF

    England 0-0 Mexico

    Back under way in Moncton. Big half for England ahead.

  47. Elsewhere at the Women's World Cup

    England

    There is one other World Cup game going on at the moment, Brazil versus Spain, and the former are winning at the break, Alves da Silva scoring just before the break.

    You can watch that game here.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Pete Cooper: Almost a bit of magic from Aluko. Really showing what she's capable of. Need more of that in the second half

    Rebecca Hindle: Much better by England and that was a good half unlucky we aren't in front

    Helen: Ooooo, just hit the post Eni Aluko. Surely it's only a matter of time?

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    England international Natasha Dowie: "Towards the end of the first half we used the width a bit more. At the beginning of the game we were forcing it central too much and the players were getting crowded out.

    "It has been great play by England at times to get into good positions, but just that final shot is not testing the keeper enough."

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "England took their time to get going in that half but after shaking off any nervousness, they finished strongly. Karen Bardsley has yet to be troubled in the England goal and their front three are creating chances."

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    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Three

    "Fantastic effort from Eni Aluko. Her and Toni Duggan need to do different things, one go short, one go long. Aluko came out wide onto the left side and there was only one thing on her mind - shooting with her right foot."

  52. HALF-TIME

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    A good end to the half for England, who had the better of that half. You would imagine Eni Aluko's effort will give them confidence to attack more after the break.

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    "What a powerful shot it was. That is what you get from Eni Aluko playing from the left, she can cut in and get a shot away. The Mexico keeper was nowhere near it. More positivity from England."

  54. HITS THE WOODWORK

    England 0-0 Mexico

    Brilliant from Eni Aluko! Mark Sampson had moved her out to the left not so long ago and it almost pays dividends as she picks up the ball midway inside the Mexico half, runs at a backtracking defender before cutting on to her right and striking a fine effort that smashes off the top of the bar.

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Better spell from England, finding their confidence and rhythm. This is a game where they need to impose themselves. Mark Sampson having a decent chat with assistant coach Marianne Spacey on the bench as the break approaches."

  56. Post update

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    "It has been more colourful and positive than against France. They started quite defensively in that game and didn't create much. They are much more attacking against Mexico."

  57. Post update

    England 0-0 Mexico

    England have certainly looked more threatening than they did against France. In that game they managed just three shots, one of those on target. So far in this game they have had eight attempts on goal, with four of those on target, the latest of which is a low but weak effort by Jade Moore.

  58. Get involved

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    Harriet Drudge: That's better England! Better tempo, passing and pressure from the front. Kirby and Duggan getting into the game more now too.

    Nathan Coleclough: Bronze and Kirby have been about the most impressive, but the lack of quality in the final third is very noticeable.

  59. Post update

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    Mark Sampson looks to have made a tactic tweak, with Eni Aluko moving out wide and Toni Duggan now occupying the central striker role. Looks to still be 4-3-3.

    Eni Aluko
  60. Post update

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    England have really come to life now and Fara Williams, who scored against Mexico in the 2011 World Cup, fancies a crack from all of 35 yards. It is not far off, you know, whizzing just over the bar.

    England need to make the most of this momentum.

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    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Three

    "I don't think it was penalty - it would have been harsh. But I'd have appealed if I was playing!"

  62. Post update

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    Much better from England as the Mexico defence survives a big scare. First, Fran Kirby scuffs a low effort that deflects off the knee of a Mexican defender, Toni Duggan tries an overhead kick and her shot strikes the hand of a defender. The England fans want a penalty, nothing given, but England keep the attack a live as, moments later, Kirby shoots straight at the keeper. A comfortable save in the end, but Kirby is growing into this game.

  63. Post update

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    Who can guess which side England are targeting? All the attacks coming down the right so far, as this heatmap shows.

    Heatmap
  64. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Ian: Still playing dangerous and silly passes in defence. Can see Mexico scoring first.

  65. Post update

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    Charlyn Corral has some tricky feet and the Mexico forward tries her best to befuddle her marker Steph Houghton with some fancy footwork. It all looks very good, but she ruins it by launching a shot well wide.

  66. Post update

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Better from England. Getting Lucy Bronze in advanced positions will definitely help their cause. Mexico starting to lose control of midfield."

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    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Three

    "Excellent move from England. That's what they need to do - move the ball quicker. Fran Kirby just tried to curl the ball and in the end that was a good save. It was a promising move. If England can get forward quickly in numbers they can get at Mexico on the counter attack."

  68. Post update

    England 0-0 Mexico

    Finally Eni Aluko does have support in attack as England fashion their best chance of the game so far!

    Lucy Bronze scampers forward from her right back position and gets into the box before pulling the ball back to Fran Kirby, who is unmarked in the middle of the area, but she gets the ball stuck under her feet and can only scuff a shot straight at Cecilia Santiago in the Mexico goal. Better, though.

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Mark Sampson is bellowing instructions to his team and giving them plenty of encouragement. England just need to concentrate on stringing a few passes together. Where have I heard that before?"

    Sampson
  70. Post update

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    So England are playing three up top, right?

    Make what you will of this graphic showing their players' average position on the pitch so far and, in particular, Eni Aluko (number nine):

    Positions

    And Fran Kirby (number 22) seems very deep for a forward...

  71. Get involved

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    Pete Cooper: I said it during England's last game, but I really don't think the artificial pitch is helping either team.

    Andrew Thompson: England v Mexico is so slow, so many bad passes, if this is the artificial pitches.... they have no place in the beautiful game

  72. Post update

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    Mexico are quick to get numbers back when England attack, with nine outfield players in or around their box. Eniola Aluko is doing a valiant job of trying to stretch their defence, though, this time switching over to the left flank where she manages to get a cross in, but it is too close to the Mexico keeper.

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    Mexico dominating territory and edging possession so far...

    Action areas
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    Charlyn Corral hooks a shot over from the edge of the area as Mexico come forward for a second time in this game. England keeper Karen Bardsley has yet to be worked, though, with both sides a bit cautious in possession at the moment.

    Charlyn Corral
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    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Three

    "I've never seen England play three up top under Mark Sampson - so it is a new system for him. But most of the girls will be used to it. I'd like to see England higher. Toni Duggan right on their right-back and Fran Kirby right on their left-back. Put them under more pressure."

  76. Post update

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    Eniola Aluko is playing a more advanced role than her two support strikers as Mark Sampson's side perhaps look to catch out their opponents with her pace. The tactic almost works as she bursts towards the edge of the area but is thwarted in her attempt to dance beyond her marker and the chance is gone.

  77. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Leo Mulkerns: Go on England I can see a win today and a Fran Kirby goal.

  78. Post update

    England 0-0 Mexico

    First corner of the game and it goes the way of Mexico as Claire Rafferty deflects a cross behind. Mexico defender Alina Garciamendez jogs into the box and the corner is sent to the far post, Lucy Bronze heads out but only as far as Veronica Perez, who plants a shot on the roof of the net.

  79. Post update

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Jade Moore is already adding thrust to the England midfield after replacing Katie Chapman. There are plenty of Mexico fans to my right and they're poised to give their drum a good thrashing, but it's all been a bit tentative from both teams so far."

    Jade Moore
  80. Post update

    England 0-0 Mexico

    There's been plenty of pre-match chat about Mark Sampson's hair. Why? I'm not sure, but it is looking very sharp I'll give him that. He's strolling along the edge of his technical area at the moment, shouting instructions at his players. A solid start, but England have shown a couple of nervous moments in possession.

  81. Post update

    England 0-0 Mexico

    England are straight on the offensive, harrying Mexico from the outset, and quickly win possession. They attack through Eniola Aluko, who tries to squeeze between Monica Ocampo and Alina Garciamendez but she can't get through and Mexico break down the other end of the pitch where Kenti Robles' shot is blocked.

  82. Get involved

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    Gambeanö Snitch: I want Aluko to prove me wrong today because I don't rate her. All pace, no end product.

    Vicky Nurse: Come on England! Let's bag some goals..

    Colin J: England women defo won on the singing stakes against Mexico

  83. KICK-OFF

    England 0-0 Mexico

    A clap of encouragement from Mexico coach Leonardo Cuellar, a firm blast of the whistle by the referee and Mexico get us under way.

  84. Post update

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    Some top national anthem singing from the two sets of players and they are given a rapturous applause by the fans in attendance before breaking off to take up their respective positions on the pitch.

  85. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Shirley Bradbury: Where's Carney and Nobbs if they're fit? Hmmm. I think Fran Kirby's going to be a key player here. Would have kept Karen Carney in.

    Jenny Holt: Tactics critical today must play to strengths, Sampson has to hold his hands up and admit he stuffed up vs France.

    Mick Fiftyseven: Mark Sampson blew it with his ridiculous tactics in the French game. Look at what Colombia did. Now he's talking tosh.

  86. Post update

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Not entirely sure why France looked off the pace against Colombia earlier today but it's a warm day here and players have told me that it feels a lot hotter on artificial pitches which are replete with black rubber crumbs. Black boots are a no-go apparently. Thankfully for England, though, it is cooling down a bit now as we approach 5pm local time."

  87. Post update

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    Liverpool striker Natasha Dowie on BBC Three: "I'm really excited to see the front three today - you've got a great blend of the pace of Eni Aluko, Toni Duggan has the skill and likes to shoot from distance, while Fran Kirby is a real threat and a good dribbler. All three can play as the number nine or out wide. I think we can cause Mexico a lot of problems going forward."

  88. LINE-UPS

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    A reminder of the line-ups...

    England line-up

    England XI: Bardsley, Bronze, Houghton, Bassett, Rafferty, Williams, J Scott, Moore, Duggan, Aluko, Kirby.

    Mexico line-up

    Mexico XI: Santiago, Robles, Ruiz, Garcia Mendez, Sierra, V Perez, Mayor, Ocampo, Rangel, Cuellar, Corrall.

  89. Post update

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    Right then, the players are in the tunnel, ready to head out in Moncton. Time for one final reminder of the line-ups and then it is game on!

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    Rachel Yankey

    Former England midfielder on BBC Three

    "It's a much more attacking England team - that's exactly what we all wanted to see. I'm excited to see Fran Kirby, she's an unbelievable talent. Just give her ball and let her do what's she's good at. She's a bit of a free spirit."

  91. Post update

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    Toni Duggan

    One part of England's front three is Toni Duggan, a player who certainly knows where the net is. Duggan is playing on the right side of central striker Eniola Aluko, with Fran Kirby on the left.

  92. Post update

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Three

    "There is a lot of pressure of England but I think they will win 3-1."

  93. Post update

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "The one thing I noticed about Mexico and Colombia in the first game is their ball retention was not very good. Mexico were physical, but they were sloppy in possession and that is something England can exploit."

  94. Mexico one to watch

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    Mexico

    Charlyn Corral is a player to watch for Mexico.

    The 23-year-old stands at just 5ft tall but her strength lies in her technique, with her speed, footwork and finishing power a threat to any side.

    Corral, who plays professionally in Finland, had an injury-time goal ruled out in their group opener against Colombia, which would have been Mexico's first at a World Cup.

    Corral lines up as part of a front two against England today.

  95. We've met before

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    Fara Williams

    Mexico may have had little to cheer about in their Women's World Cup appearances so far but they might just fancy their chances against England.

    The two sides met in the group stage of the last World Cup in 2011, sharing a 1-1 draw.

    Fara Williams was the scorer for England that day, and she says: "You don't panic after one game. Mexico are a good team but they're certainly not as good as France. We'll definitely be hoping to attack a lot more and you'll see a different side to an England team going into the game on Saturday."

  96. Get involved

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    Jamie Law: Hope we do better this time because the France game was awful.

    It Could Kick Off: Group wide open. Massive opportunity to pounce on (like lionesses!) and they're very much capable of taking six out of six.

  97. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Alan Shearer
  98. 'A huge performance'

    England v Mexico (21:00 BST)

    Mark Sampson

    England manager Mark Sampson has been talking to the BBC in the tunnel in Moncton.

    "The team are confident," he said. "That loss to France could have upset a lot of teams but we've showed our strength and togetherness and we're really up for it.

    "We know this is a big game for us. We want to play to our maximum and that's what we need.

    "There is a lot of pressure but that's how it is at the World Cup. We've reacted very positively to the France result and we're focused on producing a huge England performance."

  99. Coming up

    England v Mexico (21:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Radio commentary gets under way at 20:55 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, with the second half on BBC Radio 5 live. Both will be available on this page by using the live coverage tab.

  100. Live now

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    BBC Three

    England

    We're live NOW with television coverage on BBC Three and online. Jacqui Oatley has England internationals Rachel Yankey and Natasha Dowie in the studio as well as ex-England men's team international Trevor Sinclair.

  101. Get involved

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    Richard Cohen: Nice to see Sampson go mildly more attacking. Most creative players still on bench. No Carney is bizarre unless still injured.

  102. The master versus the apprentice?

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    England

    In total Leonardo Cuellar made 41 appearances for the Mexico national team and is one of the most experienced managers at the Women's World Cup, with the 61-year-old having been in charge of Mexico since 1998.

    Quite the contrast to Mark Sampson who, at the height of his playing days played at full-back for Cardiff Corinthians and is one of the youngest, and most inexperienced, managers at this year's World Cup.

    Still, it is not about the past, it is all about the here and now and what happens in today's game.

  103. Meet the manager (and his once magnificent hair)

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    England

    Recognise the name Leonardo Cuellar? If you do, it might be because you were around for the 1978 World Cup.

    Cuellar is a former Mexico international, who played at that tournament 37 years ago, which is where the below picture is from.

    Mexico

    Outstanding hair action.

  104. Beware the wounded El Tricolor

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    Image caption: Mexico drew 1-1 with Colombia in their Group F opener

    Mexico may be without a win at a World Cup, but they came mighty close in their last game.

    As Al says below, they drew 1-1 with Colombia but had a stoppage-time goal ruled out, which left coach Leonardo Cuellar fuming with referee Therese Neguel.

    "It's not just the disappointment of a team but the anger and the disappointment of the people of Mexico when they saw time after time the replay of the goal," he said. "I got the impression we had a group of referees who were not familiar with the level of competition, with the scenario, with the type of game that they were going to face."

  105. Mexico team news

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    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Mexico make two changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Colombia in their opener last Tuesday. Jennifer Ruiz and Bianca Sierra come in to replace Christina Murillo and Valeria Miranda. Mexico played in a fluid 4-4-2 in the opener but the player to watch out for is Veronica Perez, who bossed the midfield in that first game and scored too."

    Mexico XI: Santiago, Robles, Ruiz, Garcia Mendez, Sierra, V Perez, Mayor, Ocampo, Rangel, Cuellar, Corrall

  106. Kirby in dream land

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    So Fran Kirby makes her first start at a World Cup for England.

    It caps an impressive tale of triumph over adversity for the 21-year-old, who quit football four years ago after battling depression following the death of her mother.

    She returned to football two years ago with Reading, scoring 33 goals in her first season and then scored on her England debut.

    Could she prove the difference today?

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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  108. England sharpen their teeth

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    England's biggest problem against France was their lack of attacking threat and, judging by Mark Sampson's team selection, that is something they are determined to rectify against Mexico.

    Changes in personnel and formation for England, but will it do the business, or prove disruptive?

  109. Post update

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  110. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Do you think this England side is good enough to make it out of the group stages? If so, just how far do you think they can go?

    Have your say #bbcfootball, text in on 81111 or have your say on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  111. Post update

    France 0-2 Colombia

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    Colombia celebrate

    "That was an incredible result for Colombia, who at 28th in the world have just caused the shock of the tournament by beating third-ranked France 2-0. Colombia coach Fabian Taborda was asked at the press conference yesterday whether he feared France, and he replied: 'The only thing I fear is the devil'."

  112. How things look

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    As I mentioned in entry number two, Colombia have shaken things up a bit in Group F by beating world number three France 2-0.

    That moves them top of the group on four points, three ahead of England. Good news or bad news for Mark Sampson's side then?

    The top two in each group go through to the last-16, with the four best third-place teams from the six groups also progressing.

    It won't all be decided tonight, but England have one game left after Mexico, and that is against the group leaders Colombia. They'll surely want three points on the board before that.

  113. BreakingBREAKING TEAM NEWS

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Moncton

    "Three changes for England as boss Mark Sampson keeps his promise to go on the attack. Forwards Fran Kirby and Toni Duggan are in to support Eniola Aluko in a 4-3-3 system. Jade Moore replaces Katie Chapman in midfield as Alex Scott drops to the bench and Lucy Bronze moves back to her more established position of right-back."

    England XI: Bardsley, Bronze, Houghton, Bassett, Rafferty, Williams, J Scott, Moore, Duggan, Aluko, Kirby.

  114. Post update

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    One game down and it is crunch time for England at the Women's World Cup.

    Defeat by France last time out means Mark Sampson's side prop up the group and, after Colombia produced a shock win against France a little earlier, they'll be desperate for three points against Mexico.

    Has Sampson made big changes? Time to find out...

  115. All or nothing?

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    Tacos

    Mexico is good at producing a number of things. Tequila, for one. Tacos, definitely tacos, and sombreros.

    What they are not good at - and this is good news for England - is winning games at a Women's World Cup.

    Two previous appearances, six games played, no wins recorded.

    Victory in the bag for England, then?