England confident for German challenge
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England defender Faye White insists Germany hold no fear for her team ahead of tomorrow's UEFA Women's EURO final in Helsinki.

Goals from Kelly Smith and substitute Jill Scott, who scored the headed winner four minutes from the end of extra-time, helped England's women beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Sunday in their semi-final in Tampere.

They will now contest a European final for the first time for 25 years and White is relishing the prospect. The 31-year-old Arsenal captain told uefa.com "This will be the biggest game of our careers and we cannot wait to get going.

"We have to focus on the job in hand. Germany are a great side and they are looking for their fifth European title in a row, so of course we know it won't be easy.

We respect them (Germany), certainly, but we definitely do not fear them,
England defender Faye White.

"We respect them, certainly, but we definitely do not fear them. We have got better and better as the tournament has progressed and we hope we can keep that going tomorrow."

White is confident she will be fit for the final after fracturing and dislocating her cheekbone in the quarter-final win over hosts Finland last week. "Our quarter-final against Finland seems so long ago," she said.

"Since then I have flown back to London to have an operation on my fracture and dislocated cheekbone, then rushed back on Saturday evening to be part of the squad again in time for the semi-final and to witness the jubilant scenes after the girls qualified for the final of a major tournament."

Hope Powell's squad travelled to the Finnish capital yesterday ahead and White believes the best is yet to come. "I still don't think we have hit top form and there would be no better time to peak than tomorrow," she added.