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PREVIEW: Latvia v England

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England will be hoping to make it four wins out of four in FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023 qualifying when they travel to Riga to face Latvia on Tuesday.

The Lionesses battled to a 4-0 victory over Northern Ireland in their latest qualifier at Wembley on Saturday and Sarina Wiegman’s side now boast nine points out of nine. It should be noted that England have scored 22 goals in three qualifiers under the guidance of Wiegman while they are yet to concede.

Latvia go into the match without a qualifying win in four years while they are ranked 102nd in the world, close to their lowest-ever ranking. Romāns Kvačovs’ side have lost three out of three and conceded 16 goals in qualifying so far but it should be noted that they have scored in each of their two home games. Defender Anastasija Ročãne is the most capped player in the Latvian squad with more than 50 to her name while other notable players include her KKPK Medyk Konin teammate Karlïna Miksone and FC Wacker Innsbruck forward Renãte Fedotova.

England head coach Wiegman confirmed in her pre-match press conference that she currently has no injury concerns. Saturday’s hat-trick hero Beth Mead and fellow impact substitute Beth England are pushing for starts but Wiegman is not expected to make wholesale changes to her side with qualification very much up for grabs given Austria’s equally as impressive start.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023 qualifier between Latvia and England kicks-off at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening and will be broadcast live on ITV4.

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