England vs Scotland was UK's most watched women's game of all

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Phil Neville was delighted with England's first-half performance but disappointed by a dip after the break as they opened their Women's World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Scotland in Nice.

"She can play until she's 40". She has been for the last three games. "We are highly productive in our goal scoring". If you ask her to miss one, she's goes absolutely mad at you. "Listen, it's about having these players healthy, and in a good mindset". That's an extremely tough route for the team, but if we're just considering the group stage, it should be a piece of cake.

The federation said the men's and women's national teams are separate organizations that generate different amounts of revenue.

It is a slight fall from the 41.7 per cent audience share for the England-Japan clash at the Canadian World Cup, but the BBC said this could be down to that game holding a midnight slot in the schedule. That's what I think when I go out on the pitch. She wins every tackle, wins every header, she slides, and she has real quality.

"I think in terms of the warm-up games - not using this as an excuse - we were just desperate to get out here, we really were", said the 32-year-old. I sat in the hotel room and said to Abbie (McManus), my room-mate - I've got butterflies.

England bossed things during the first half, with Ellen White making it 2-0 with a 40th-minute finish, before their levels dropped in the second, and it was a nervy finale after Claire Emslie netted for Scotland in the 79th minute.

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"If you look back to the Euro 2017 game, they were hit with a lot of key injuries and they've got those players back now", Steph Houghton said in Saturday's pre-match press conference. "We're going to try to create our own legacy". Chile has not found success against fellow World Cup teams recently (or ever, really), but they are matched up with a similarly woeful team in Thailand.

He told BBC One: "The first game is always the most hard game". "If at the end of the day, we can, through football, change the lives of young girls - and I'm an example of that - then we're doing something right".

In comparison, 18.3 million tuned in for the England men's team opener in the 2018 World Cup against Tunisia in Russian Federation, attracting 69.2% of the UK's total TV audience.

"But I thought it was a brilliant support by us and I do think when we get to Le Havre (for their next Group D game, against Argentina) there will be more, and when we come back down to Nice (to play Japan) there will be even more supporters". All the matches of the tournament are scheduled to be played across the nine astonishing cities of France.

Toni Duggan, not involved against Scotland after feeling a thigh issue, was also absent from the session as she did gym work, but Demi Stokes - another not in the squad on Sunday - did take part.

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