UPDATED: White vows to fight until the end ahead of Euro 2013 crunch match

Ellen White in action for England Women
Ellen White in action for England Women
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Aylesbury footballer Ellen White says she will be fighting until the end at Euro 2013 as England Women face a must-win final group game against France on Thursday night.

White and her England teammates lived to fight another day after a last gasp 1-1 draw against Russia in their second group game on Monday night. The Arsenal Ladies striker had a number of half chances in the vital match but could not find the back of the net.

After going 1-0 down, England huffed and puffed but it took sub Toni Duggan’s (Everton) last minute strike to salvage a point that keeps their hopes of qualification alive going into the last game against France on Thursday night.

A win against France could be enough to secure a top-two finish in the group. A draw could also be enough to qualify depending on other results but is highly unlikely.

The top two teams in Groups A, B and C qualify, along with the two best third-placed countries.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s big game, former Grange School pupil White vowed to give it her all.

“We are all trying to remain positive as we are still in the competition. We know we can play and perform better, which we must show against France.

“We now rest, recover and analyse the match from last night and look forward to playing France.

“We have a great squad with a good mixture of youth and experience which showed in Toni coming on and scoring a great goal (against Russia).

“We will be fighting all the way!”

England’s final group game kicks off at 7.30pm and is live on BBC Three.