Hege Riise says she will change the Great Britain squad for their second Olympic game against hosts Japan on Saturday, although she knows a win will ensure progress to the knockout stage.
Ellen White scored a brace to help Team GB defeat Chile in Game 1, while Japan drew with Canada in their own opener.
Fran Kirby is “back in training” according to manager Riise, although it remains to be seen if she will appear here after missing that first game. “We want to be sure that we don’t push her and take the time that she needs and the medical team need,” noted the head coach.
Nikita Parris wants to see Great Britain ‘improve’ in her first appearance and collect three more points as she seeks to prove her medal titles.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
When is the match?
The match will start at 11:30 am BST on Saturday July 24 in Sapporo.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on BBC One and can be streamed on BBC iPlayer. It can also be viewed on the Eurosport and Discovery + player.
What is the news of the team?
Japan should remain complete without worrying about injuries before the game and could name an unchanged formation.
Great Britain could still do without Fran Kirby, who missed the opening and is in doubt here. Otherwise, it’s a full team that Hege Riise can choose from.
Japan: Ikeda; Shimizu, Kitamura, Minami, Kumagai; Hasegawa, Nakajima, Miura, Shiokoshi; Iwabuchi, Sugasawa
Great Britain: Roebuck; Bronze, shiny, Houghton, Daly; Spillway, Walsh; Hemp, Stanway, Little; White
Great Britain 24/19
Team GB to continue its good start and record another victory over the hosts. Japan 1-2 Great Britain.