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England take on China at 3:30pm today

England's women are preparing for their final pool game in the FIH Hockey Women's World Cup as they take on China at 3:30pm UK time today, Thu 7 July.

Only a win in this game will guarantee England's progression to the crossover stages. There is a small chance that a draw would be enough, but England will of course be looking to control their own destiny and secure all three points. For the permutations, click here.

The two sides faced each other only a few weeks ago in London in the FIH Hockey Pro League. The first game ended 1-1 with China taking a bonus point 4-3 in the shootout. The following day China came from behind to win 3-1, and with Olympic medal-winning coach Alyson Annan in charge, they are a team to be reckoned with.

Tonight's match is live on BT Sport 1, with updates on England Hockey twitter and here on the official website.

The event takes place in the Netherlands and Spain until 17 July.

When are England’s games?
Pool games
Sun 3 Jul – England 1-1 India, Amstelveen
Tue 5 Jul – England 1-3 New Zealand, Amstelveen
Thu 7 Jul – England v China, Amstelveen, 3:30pm

Knockout matches
If England finish second or third in the Pool, they go to Spain for a crossover on Sun 10 July. If they win that game, they play a quarter final in Spain on Wed 13 July, then potentially the semi and final on Sat 16 and Sun 17.

If England finish fourth in their pool, they go to Terrassa to play classification matches on Mon 11 and Wed 13.

Where can I watch matches?
Every single match from the tournament is being shown live on BT Sport. That’s every single nation, not just England. A monthly pass for BT Sport costs £25 with no contract.

If you’re not a BT subscriber, you can follow all the action on Twitter, either @EnglandHockey or @FIH_Hockey

The England Hockey website will have live updates in our Match Centre for every game.

Who’s in the England squad?


CapsGoals
Giselle Ansley – Surbiton107 ENG, 78 GB16 ENG, 10 GB
Grace Balsdon – Hampstead & Westminster56 ENG, 48 GB9 ENG, 7 GB
Darcy Bourne – Surbiton9 ENG2 ENG
Fiona Crackles – Wimbledon21 ENG, 16 GB 
Sophie Hamilton – Surbiton14 ENG, 4 GB1 ENG
Sabbie Heesh (GK) – Surbiton8 ENG, 18 GB 
Maddie Hinch (GK) – HC Tilburg104 ENG, 68 GB 
Tess Howard – East Grinstead15 ENG, 33 GB4 ENG, 7 GB
Holly Hunt – Hampstead & Westminster14 ENG, 2 GB1 GB
Hannah Martin – Surbiton54 ENG, 45 GB10 ENG, 10 GB
Shona McCallin - Reading48 ENG, 62 GB2 ENG, 1 GB
Lily Owsley – HDM100 ENG, 84 GB23 ENG, 19 GB
Hollie Pearne-Webb (C) – Wimbledon119 ENG, 96 GB7 ENG, 4 GB
Izzy Petter – Surbiton24 ENG, 31 GB4 ENG, 4 GB
Ellie Rayer – East Grinstead50 ENG, 31 GB5 ENG, 5 GB
Anna Toman – SCHC55 ENG, 53 GB2 ENG, 6 GB
Laura Unsworth – East Grinstead164 ENG, 134 GB8 ENG, 5 GB
Lily Walker – University of Birmingham13 ENG 
Travelling reserves  
Alex Malzer - East Grinstead8 ENG, 2 GB
Lizzie Neal – Reading12 ENG, 22 GB2 GB