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Faye White believes that victory in their final Cyprus Cup match against Italy has set England up nicely for their World Cup qualifying double header with Austria and Spain later this month.
The England captain sealed the win with an injury time strike from the edge of the area - her ninth for her country - and it also silenced some teasing from her team mates, as she told Tony Leighton and TheFA.com afterwards.
She said: "My team mates were taking the mickey out of me the other day because I was shooting for goal all the time - but it obviously paid off! Everyone was so surprised though, because I'm not expected to score goals like that.
"We were more pleased with the result than the performance, although we were a lot more fluid as a team than we had been in our three group games and it was good to end the tournament on a winning note.
"The Austria game will be a good one for us to get back into a competitive environment with points at stake. We'll be expected to win and we'll be looking to do that with hopefully a few goals.
"That would put us in good stead for Spain because that's going to be a real toughie. We had two really hard games against them in our qualifying group for Euro 2009 and we can definitely expect the same this time.
"We play them away in June, when the very hot conditions will suit them perfectly, so winning the home game is crucial. It will be difficult, but we are certainly capable of doing it and the aim will be to keep up our 100 per cent qualifying record."
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