Netball World Cup: England & Scotland meet in opener

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England and Scotland will meet on the opening day of the 14th Netball World Cup in Australia on Friday.

World number three side England will be favourites against 11th-ranked Scotland in the Pool B match, which begins at 05:50 BST at Sydney's Allphones Arena.

Wales, ranked eighth, take on Fiji in their first Pool D match at 00:50.

"There are obviously a lot of nerves, it's a World Cup. It's really important for us and everyone has the belief," said England captain Geva Mentor.

Sixteen teams will take part across 10 days, with Australia favourites to win their 11th title.