England duo ready for Women’s European Championships in Sweden

PUBLISHED: 17:17 09 July 2013

WELWYN Garden City and Arsenal Ladies duo Kelly Smith and Alex Scott are hoping to do the nation proud with England at the Women’s European Championships in Sweden which kick-off tomorrow (Wednesday).

The opening games will see Italy play Finland and hosts Sweden taken on Denmark.

England begin their campaign on Friday as they clash with Spain in Group C.

After that Hope Powell’s side face Russia on Monday (July 15) and France next Thursday (July 18).

England will play all three of their group games in Linköping in southern Sweden.

England were beaten 4-1 by the hosts in their final match before the championships, Ellen White put the Three Lions ahead before Sweden hit back emphatically.

Euro 2013 is 28-year-old Scott’s fifth experience of a major tournament, having previously taken part in three European Championships and two World Cups.

Smith is the England women’s top ever goalscorer and has played for her nation more than 100 times, she netted five times at the 2011 World Cup.

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