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World Cup: England's women reach quarter-finals

England's Rachel Yankey, Jill Scott and Karen Carney celebrate after the second goal for EnglandAFP

England are through to the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup in Germany.

It was a pretty tough match against Japan, but an early opener by Ellen White got the team off to a good start.

A later goal by Rachel Yankey then secured England a two-nil win.

It means England finish top of their group and now face France in Saturday's quarter-final.