Japan Women v England Women: SheBelieves Cup success would be “huge”, says Telford

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England goalkeeper Carly Telford says worthwhile the SheBelieves Cup would give them a particular mentality going into the World Cup.

The Lionesses will get the four-team tournament in the occasion that they beat Japan in Tampa on Tuesday, despite the truth that the Asian nation – who are high on design distinction – will snatch the trophy in the occasion that they get.

“It’d be substantial,” Telford acknowledged.

“Or no longer it’s one thing England are usually now not former to as a nation, by no attain mind the ladies folk’s soccer team.”

England beat Brazil 2-1 and drew 2-2 with hosts the US in their opening two games.

The US can get the tournament if England and Japan draw and besides they beat Brazil, while bettering their design distinction.

England, who performed third in 2015, are fourth favourites to get this summer’s World Cup in France. The three-time champions United States are the holders.

“Now we hang obtained to get former to what it feels purchase to get,” Telford told BBC Sport. “That is what the Individuals, Germany, France, the Dutch hang now obtained – they know what it takes to get. And that carries them by technique of snide spells.

“Now we hang obtained to safe a capability of getting to that level. And worthwhile this cup would attach us in good stead going into the World Cup. Now we hang obtained to develop a worthwhile legacy,

“That is what [boss] Phil Neville wants to present. Every game he wants to get like a World Cup closing.”

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