England

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Czech Republic

 

 


 


UEFA Women's European Championship
Qualifying Round, Group One
7.05pm, Thursday 20 March 2008
The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster Rovers FC

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England made their mark at the World Cup in China last September, and now Williams says that the next aim is going even further at the European Championship - but the hard work starts here.

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Williams told TheFA.com: "After doing so well at the World Cup we have that belief now; going into this qualifying campaign we had more confidence that we could get there.

"We want to qualify for tournaments regularly and try to win things when we get to them, that's our level of expectation now.

"That starts in qualifiers and we need to make sure we get a good performance and a win."

With tonight's game already England's last home qualifier, Williams wants to see a positive performance and the result required.

"It's our last home game before we have to play three abroad, so we need to set ourselves up for those matches with three points," Williams explained.

"It's going to be tough, and without Kelly (Smith) it's going to be a different game for us, with her being suspended it will be difficult.

"You don't want to miss any match, especially with England, every game is a big game.

"She's a big game player and will be a big loss for us, we know how she's feeling and it's up to us now to go out and win the game not just for her, but for ourselves."

One of the undoubted highlights of the domestic campaign for Williams has been the triumph in The FA Women's Premier League Cup Final.

"We had that belief going into the game with Arsenal, we arrived at the stadium and we still believed and no one had any doubt during the game that we could do it.

"Hopefully there's going to be many more trophies to come for this team, hopefully it's the start of something special."