Group B Review

Mexico hold England as Japan beat NZ

June 27, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
England were held to a 1-1 draw by Mexico in their opening game of the Women's World Cup at Wolfsburg's Volkswagen Arena.

Fara Williams headed Hope Powell's side in front midway through the first half, but a mistake by goalkeeper Karen Bardsley gifted Mexico an equaliser before the break as she failed to keep out Monica Ocampo's long-range effort.

The Lionesses started on the front foot and Kelly Smith fired a left-foot snapshot just wide of the near post from the ...

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