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Japan vs GB Women preview: Hege Riise's side look to continue perfect start vs Olympics hosts


GB Women face hosts Japan in their second Tokyo 2020 Olympics group match at the Sapporo Dome on Saturday (kick-off 11.30am) looking to continue their perfect start.

GB Women top Group E after Ellen White's double in their 2-0 win over Chile on Wednesday, while Japan drew 1-1 with Canada.

Boss Hege Riise believes Team GB sent out a statement with the opening victory; the side - primarily made up of England players - had played just one warm-up game together and, as a Team GB football squad returned for just their second Olympics, Riise was delighted with their display.

Image: Hege Riise says GB Women sent out a statement with their opening victory

She said: "We have been waiting for this game a long time and we were so eager to get started. Get a good start, get a win, keep them away from our goal, score two goals - it's a good statem

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