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England face a tough test against in-form Germany at the World Cup on Friday.

Women's World Cup Group A
England v Germany
Shanghai Hongkou Stadium
Friday, 14 September
Kick-off: 1300 BST
Live coverage on BBC Two & the BBC Sport website, updates on BBC Radio 5live

England will look to put the World Cup disappointment of conceding a late leveller to Japan behind them when they face Germany in Shanghai on Friday.

Hope Powell's team drew 2-2, but star striker Kelly Smith shone with two goals before Japan's late comeback.

Germany opened their World Cup account with an 11-0 thrashing of Argentina in which Birgit Prinz, who will again lead the line, scored a hat-trick.

England have never beaten Germany, losing 15 of their 16 meetings.

"I hope that streak continues, but it will be a tough game," said Germany coach Silvia Neid.

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