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Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Make sure you read Alistair Magowan's match report on tonight's victory but for now, it's goodbye.

    See you in the last 16, England!

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  2. Post update

    Wins against Scotland, Argentina and now Japan have seen England go through as Group D winners.

    They scored six goals and conceded two. Only France and Germany have also kept a 100% record so far.

    It's a third-placed side up next in the last 16 on Sunday. You can follow that live with us across the website, TV and radio.

    The final four matches in Group E and F are on tomorrow and we'll find out England's opponents then.

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  3. 'Second-half dips'

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Nice

    Worrying that England have now suffered second-half dips against Scotland and Japan in the group games.

    But they have won both games and in Ellen White and Karen Bardsley, they have players in good form where it counts.

  4. Post update

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC One

    Phil Neville will not want to see that last 25 minutes from England again. They can't keep getting sloppy in the last 25 minutes because they will get punished. That's the message he'll be hammering home.

  5. White's winning double

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Double trouble.

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    Video caption: White puts England ahead with a cool finish past Yamashita

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    Video caption: White gets the second England needed with a composed finish
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    Ashley Tipton: Congratulations Lionesses on the win & topping the group.

    Archie: White... White... baby.

    Rachel T: Perfect momentum from England!

  7. 'A true captain'

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    Steph Houghton was excellent. She was a true captain tonight and she made a number of crucial interventions.

  8. 'I love scoring against Japan'

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    England goalscorer Ellen White on BBC One: "We expected Japan to come at us hard in that second half so we were ready for it. We did well and we stuck together and we got the win. It's three wins from three so we take a lot of momentum into the knockouts now.

    "I love scoring against Japan and playing for my country - it's a dream to be here.

    "We'll keep growing as the tournament goes on. Our objective was to win the group and we've done that. Now, we need to recover and get ready for the next game."

  9. When do England play next?

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    They play in Valenciennes on Sunday. Who their opponent is, they don't know yet. But it will be a third-place side. One of China, Cameroon, New Zealand, Chile or Thailand.

  10. Post update

    Only Fara Williams (five) has more goals than Ellen White for England in World Cup finals.

    The new Manchester City forward is level with Kelly Smith with four.

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  11. Post update

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC One

    When England tired they got sloppy and gave away possession needlessly. Against the big teams you can be punished for that and that's where England need to improve.

  12. How the table looks

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    England, who now progress as group D winners, have won all three of their group stage matches at the Women’s World Cup for the very first time.

    The last winners of this competition also came from group D (USA in 2015).

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  13. 'Sloppy in the second half'

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    That's the frustrating thing about England - we did so well in the first half but they were sloppy in the second half. Those are the things we need to improve at.

  14. 'She is so clinical'

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC One

    Ellen White knows what she has to do when she gets in front of goal and that's why she's so clinical. There's a single-mindedness from her.

    You can see the goalkeeper is wondering which way she's going to go [for the second goal] but White is so calm, she was never in doubt.

  15. Rate the players

    Japan 0-2 England

    Japan v England

    Ellen White to the rescue. Was she your Player of the Match? You can rate her performance out of 10 using our Player Rater, here.

  16. 'White comes up big for the team again'

    FT: Japan 0-2 England

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    Ellen White comes up big for the team again. That's where she's improved so much - when a team is relying on her she comes up with the goods.

  17. Post update

    Heart-breaking scenes in the Parc des Princes. Scotland's World Cup dreams are all but over despite leading 3-0 against Argentina.

    The players are distraught. They fall to the ground and some are in tears.

    Wow, wow, wow.

  18. Post update

    Ellen White's double does the trick. What a tournament she is having. That's three goals for her in the group stages.

    She's England's top scorer so far.

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  19. FULL-TIME

    Japan 0-2 England

    England top Group D. They have won all three group games and finish with nine points.

    They take on a third-placed team in the last 16. Japan will take on the Netherlands or Canada.

    Japan 0-2 England
  20. Post update

    Oh no, no, no, no. This is devastating for Scotland. Four minutes into stoppage time, they have been pegged back to 3-3 as Argentina convert the penalty at the second time of asking.