Fifa Women's World Cup China 2007 to Go live on BBC

BBC Sport turns its spotlight on women’s football in China this September as England compete in the Fifa Women’s World Cup Finals for the first time since 1995.

Coverage of England’s campaign begins at 12.45pm (kick-off 1pm) on 11 September 2007 on BBC Two, when England, currently ranked 12th, line up against Japan, ranked 10th, at the Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium.

Coverage of England’s live games will be hosted by Gabby Logan, who will be joined in the studio by ex-QPR, Newcastle and Chelsea midfielder Gavin Peacock and Leeds Ladies and former England women’s all-time record goal-scorer, and captain, Karen Walker.

There will also be a nightly highlights programme featuring all the action from the day’s play on BBC Two at 11.20pm.

As well as coverage on BBC Two, there will be additional live action on BBCi. On Monday 10 September at 12.50pm (kick-off 1pm) BBCi will show the opening game between defending champions Germany and Argentina, in Shanghai.

BBCi will broadcast two live games on days when there is no live terrestrial coverage. On days when there is, BBCi will broadcast one live game.

BBC cameras will follow England’s progress with live coverage of all their matches, the semi-finals and the final plus highlights of other games. There will also be live coverage of the third/fourth play-off place if England are involved.

Reporting from the England camp will be Jacqui Oatley, providing features and reports for both live and highlights programmes.

Jake Humphrey will be a roving reporter bringing viewers a taste of the colour and atmosphere in China, as the country welcomes back the tournament it last hosted in its inaugural year of 1991.

Guy Mowbray will provide commentary for all the live televised matches on BBC Two. Co-commenting with Guy will be Leeds United Ladies striker, Lucy Ward.

BBC Radio 5 Live will offer listeners comprehensive coverage of the tournament with Jacqui Oatley anchoring coverage. There will be commentary of the key England matches and all the news from China.

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