England’s Lionesses will take on Latvia in a 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying match.
England are currently sitting at the top of Group D with three wins from their three matches, while Latvia are currently at the bottom with no points and a -14 on goal difference.
The Lionesses are ranked eighth in the world in comparison to Latvia who are ranked 102nd.
The last game England Women’s played was against Northern Ireland on Saturday 23 October 2021 where they won 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Beth Mead and another goal from Bethany England.
Latvia, however, lost 4-1 to North Macedonia on 21 October.
Here’s all you need to know about how to follow Latvia vs England
When is the Latvia vs England World Cup qualifying match?
England women will take on Latvia Women on Tuesday 26 October 2021.
What time is the Latvia vs England World Cup qualifying match?
Kick off is at 6.30pm BST.
Where is the match taking place?
Latvia will host England at the Daugava Stadium in Riga. The stadium is home to the FK Daugava Riga football club.
The Men’s national team used to play its home games at the Daugava Stadium from 1991 until 2000. During the stadium’s renovations the squad moved to Skonto Stadium until 2018, when they moved back to Daugava.
The stadium has a capacity of 10,461.
How to watch the Latvia v England qualifying match
Latvia v England will be available to watch on ITV4. It will also be available to stream through the ITV hub and app.
Coverage will start at 6pm with the match beginning at 6.30pm
The Sky Sports Youtube channel will be showing highlights of the match.
What’s the team news?
Fran Kirby will hope to make her 50th appearance for England when her team takes on Latvia.
Throughout her career, Kirby has battled with injury and illness. She was diagnosed with pericarditis in April 2020 and admitted that she contemplated telling her Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes, and the then England manager, Phil Neville, that she was done with football.
Kirby won bronze at the 2015 World up and was part of the Great Britain squad at last summer’s Olympic Games.
The 28-year-old is also on the shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or award, alongside England and Manchester City striker Ellen White.
Speaking ahead of the match, Kirby said “It’s been a rollercoaster for sure but it’s a journey I’m really proud of and one I think looking back I wouldn’t change a lot.
It does take you back to those memories of getting your first cap, getting your 50th and playing in those big tournaments.
I love playing for England, wearing the shirt and playing in big tournaments against big teams.”
There are no injury concerns in the England camp, and it is possible that England boss Sarina Wiegman will start Beth Mead off the bench after her hat-trick at Wembley on Saturday.
Possible England starting line-up : M Earps, R. Daly, M Bright, A Greenwood, D Stokes, F Kirby, L Williamson, B England, B Mead, E White, LM Hemp
Possible Latvia starting line-up: E A Vaivode, S Voitane, S Gergeleziu, A Rocane, L Tumane, K Miksone, A L Lubina, V Zaicikova, R Fedotova, O Sevcova, T Baliceva.
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