Hege Riise leads Great Britain to the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday, the women’s football event starting with their clash against Chile.
The GB team are medal hopes ahead of the tournament, but must first go through the group which also includes Japan and Canada – the first two advances, as well as the two best thirds of the groups.
Most of the squad are largely English and full 10 are from Manchester City, with Arsenal new signing Nikita Parris also involved.
Riise told the team that she has to get over the emotion of being a part of the games if he is to have a chance of winning the gold medal in August.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
When is the match?
The match will start at 8:30 am BST at the Sapporo Dome.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on BBC 2 and broadcast on BBC iPlayer. It will also be broadcast on Eurosport 1 and discovery +.
What is the news of the team?
Riise lined up on a double pivot when she led the England national team in friendlies in April and, with most of the Great Britain squad made up of lionesses, there will likely be an approach similar here. Fran Kirby has been a central cog in these shots and is likely to be a key performer playing right next to the striker.
Chile has several established seniors, with seven players on the squad having accumulated more than 50 caps at the international level. Lyon goalkeeper Christiane Endler is the team captain and one of the group’s best-known players.
Great Britain Women: Roe deer; Stokes, Houghton, Bright, bronze; Ingle, small; Hemp, Stanway, Kirby; White
Chile Women: Endler; Toro, Guerrero, Pardo, Lopez; Lara, Araya, Lopez, Zamora; Aedo, Urrutia
Great Britain 1/14
The GB team is heading for a first win as it returns to tournament mode and builds optimism over medal hopes. Great Britain 3-0 Chile