Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Le Havre is a little more isolated, but still plenty of Americans have made the trip

Julie Foudy Contributor, espnW.com 

Here in Le Havre hanging w the awesome American Outlaws for some pregame hits. Love me some American Outlaws. They bring such great energy and community to our beautiful game. 🙏👏🏼👏🏼#USAvSWE

Julien Laurens France writer 

Top spot in group E is up for grabs between Canada and the Netherlands today. So Sarina Wiegman and Kenneth Heiner-Moller play two strong teams. One change only for the Dutch (Van Dongen in for Van Es), two for the Canadians (Chapman and Huitema in for Rivière and Prince).

Julien Laurens France writer 

Jordyn Huitema starts for Canada today against the Netherlands in Reims. It's the 18 year old prodigy's World Cup debut. Such a fantastic talent. She will partner Canada legend Christine Sinclair up front. Sinclair plays in her 5th and last WC and is 36!

Mbappe delivers World Cup encouragement to France (1:25)
Argentina's never-give-up attitude the key to Scotland comeback (1:15)
Mia Hamm: USWNT are monsters, they're not ducking anyone (0:56)
Burley: Can't argue against Scotland VAR decision (0:46)
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White scores brace as England top Group D

England maintained their perfect Women's World Cup Group D record when Ellen White's double gave them a 2-0 win over Japan on Wednesday.

Tom Hamilton Senior Writer 

England through as winners of Group D in the Women's World Cup thanks to a 2-0 victory over Japan with Ellen White grabbing both. Far from convincing from England but job done.

Tom Hamilton Senior Writer 

All very comfortable for England so far. They lead Japan 1-0 at the break thanks to Ellen White's strike. Karen Bardsley, Engalnd's goalkeeper, had to pull off a remarkable save to keep Yokoyama's freekick out but that's been about it. England's best other chances came from Stanway and Daly and on both occasions Yamashita kept them out.

Tom Hamilton Senior Writer 

Phil Neville keeping everyone on their toes. England go for a 4-2-3-1 tonight against Japan here in Nice but Parris, Kirby, Greenwood and Mead are all on the bench.

Press: USWNT must always be 'super present' (1:51)

Graham Hays espnW.com 

Asked today about her penalty miss that ended the shootout against Sweden in a 2016 Olympic quarterfinal, Christen Press said "All the moments that I'm most proud of have come after failure, and I think that's the easiest one to point at and look at, and look at that clear failure and evaluate how I did responding to it." Among the more contemplative elite athletes you're likely to find, she added last year: "There's going to be a ton more failures in my future, but that doesn't mean that my goals aren't achievable. That's what it sometimes feels like, it feels like if you miss this penalty, you'll never be who you wanted to be. Or that history is set in stone and once you've lost or failed, that defines you. If I'm in a big moment and this horrible thing that seems all defining is ahead of me again, it's really not all defining. It really is just that moment."

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Speaking to the press ahead of the U.S.' final group match Thursday, forward Christen Press said this team has a very different feel than it did when it fell to Sweden three years ago at the Olympics. “You don't forget the taste in your mouth,” she said. But Press said her proudest moments have come after failure, and that history means nothing come game time.

Marta makes World Cup history in Brazil win vs. Italy (1:42)
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Marta sets World Cup goal record in Brazil win

Marta's penalty sent Brazil into the round of 16 of the Women's World Cup with a win against Italy, giving her 17 career goals in the tournament.