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Here we go. England are in their opinion-dividing pink-orange kit, with Norway in white shirts and navy shorts.
Before we begin, both captains pose for a photo with the referee, Zuzana Valentova. The Slovakian official is retiring after 20 years in the game, and is presented with flowers and a personalised England shirt before kick-off.
Both teams are out for the anthems, in front of a boisterous crowd – plenty of England flags and Viking helmets on show. Kick-off is imminent.
The Norway coach, Hege Riise, gives her pre-game thoughts: “It’s fun for us, we need to play the best teams – it’s a good challenge for us. I’m happy, it’s been nice to see people [from her England days]. They have quality players, a good culture, supporting each other on the field.”
Frida Maanum and Julie Blakstad are on the bench tonight, while Ada Hegerberg, Maren Mjelde and Caroline Graham Hansen are absent….
This article was written by Niall McVeigh and originally published on www.theguardian.com