Aug 20, 2017 Last Updated 2:22 PM, Aug 18, 2017
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England will renew their rivalry with Malawi this November in a three-match Vitality Netball International Series.

It will be the Roses' last international series of 2017 as preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and England's hunt for gold intensify.

With Malawi currently ranked sixth in the official INF world rankings, Peace Kaluwa's side will be confident of causing an upset at the Commonwealth Games and will be out to impress and show their recent rapid development when they come to England at the end of the year.

England certainly won't underestimate their opponents but will be seeking a repeat result of the last time Malawi visited. Back in 2014 the Roses saw out a comfortable 2-0 series victory, winning the first clash 68-36 and the second game 65-44.

The Copper Box Arena will play host to the first two games of the 2017 series with England and Malawi going head-to-head for the first time on Friday 24th November at 7.45pm before meeting again just two days later on Sunday 26th November at 2pm.

Both sides then move to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for the third and final game, which will take place on Wednesday 29th November at 7:45pm.

Recordings of Princess Diana speaking candidly about her sex life with Prince Charles and her sorrow at the spectacular collapse of her marriage will be broadcast on British television on Sunday.

Diana, the first wife of the heir to the British throne, died aged 36 in Paris on August 31, 1997, after the limousine carrying her and lover Dodi al-Fayed crashed in a tunnel as it tried to escape paparazzi who were chasing them on motorbikes.

Diana was just 19 when she was betrothed to Charles in 1981, but the marriage broke down. Diana blamed Camilla Parker Bowles, Charles's lover who later became his wife, for the collapse of the marriage.

In a documentary planned to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana's death, broadcaster Channel 4 will show footage of her speaking about her marriage during privately recorded sessions with an adviser on public speaking.

The footage includes Diana speaking about her sex life with Charles.

"It was just so odd. I don’t know there was no requirement for it from his case," Diana says. "Sort of once every three weeks."

"And then I followed a pattern, he used to see his lady once every three weeks before we got married," she said.

Diana also relates how she approached Queen Elizabeth to discuss the failing marriage.

"She said, ‘I don’t know what you should do, Charles is hopeless’. And that was it," Diana said.

She also said Charles's father, Prince Philip, had given him permission to have an affair if the marriage did not work.

A much-changed England laboured to victory over Euro 2017's lowest ranked team Portugal to set up a quarter-final against rivals France.

The Lionesses took the lead when goalkeeper Patricia Morais kicked the ball straight to Toni Duggan and she lobbed in from 25 yards on her 50th appearance.

Portugal, who had already beaten Scotland, equalised when Diana Silva had a second chance to cross after Laura Bassett failed to clear, and Caroline Mendes tucked in.

Manager Mark Sampson made 10 changes to the side who beat Spain and they produced a poor first half - but Nikita Parris restored England's lead when she waltzed through the Portugal defence to poke home from close range.

That led to an improved second-half performance from Mark Sampson's team, but there was a scare at the end when Siobhan Chamberlain had to save Laura Luis' volley.

The Lionesses, the first England team - men's or women's - to finish a group with a perfect record since the 1982 men's World Cup, have not beaten France since 1974 and have lost to them in their past three major tournaments.

The French will not have been worried by this display - and Sampson will hope restoring some of the team who beat Scotland and Spain will lead to a more accomplished performance in Sunday's 19:45 BST kick-off.

They could yet face Spain again, after they qualified on goal difference despite losing to Scotland, who were eliminated.

Millie Bright was the only survivor from the victory over Spain, based largely on a previous hamstring injury to Casey Stoney, and she will no doubt start against France after looking assured in defence.

But Bassett appeared as though the lack of game time had an effect, and in front of that central-defensive pairing, Williams and Jo Potter were composed but did not offer any pace.

Karen Carney, Christiansen and Duggan worked hard but struggled to link well, with Parris having problems holding onto the ball.

Both goals were well taken by the former Manchester City club-mates, and it was Duggan's second of the tournament, but with top scorer Jodie Taylor sure to return, and Fran Kirby looking sharp so far, it is unlikely they will be replaced up front.

It could be argued that Alex Greenwood offered more threat from her set-piece delivery than first-choice left-back Demi Stokes, but it would be a harsh call to omit the Manchester City player.

A much-changed England laboured to victory over Euro 2017's lowest ranked team Portugal to set up a quarter-final against rivals France.

The Lionesses took the lead when goalkeeper Patricia Morais kicked the ball straight to Toni Duggan and she lobbed in from 25 yards on her 50th appearance.

Portugal, who had already beaten Scotland, equalised when Diana Silva had a second chance to cross after Laura Bassett failed to clear, and Caroline Mendes tucked in.

Manager Mark Sampson made 10 changes to the side who beat Spain and they produced a poor first half - but Nikita Parris restored England's lead when she waltzed through the Portugal defence to poke home from close range.

That led to an improved second-half performance from Mark Sampson's team, but there was a scare at the end when Siobhan Chamberlain had to save Laura Luis' volley.

The Lionesses, the first England team - men's or women's - to finish a group with a perfect record since the 1982 men's World Cup, have not beaten France since 1974 and have lost to them in their past three major tournaments.

The French will not have been worried by this display - and Sampson will hope restoring some of the team who beat Scotland and Spain will lead to a more accomplished performance in Sunday's 19:45 BST kick-off.

They could yet face Spain again, after they qualified on goal difference despite losing to Scotland, who were eliminated.

Millie Bright was the only survivor from the victory over Spain, based largely on a previous hamstring injury to Casey Stoney, and she will no doubt start against France after looking assured in defence.

But Bassett appeared as though the lack of game time had an effect, and in front of that central-defensive pairing, Williams and Jo Potter were composed but did not offer any pace.

Karen Carney, Christiansen and Duggan worked hard but struggled to link well, with Parris having problems holding onto the ball.

Both goals were well taken by the former Manchester City club-mates, and it was Duggan's second of the tournament, but with top scorer Jodie Taylor sure to return, and Fran Kirby looking sharp so far, it is unlikely they will be replaced up front.

It could be argued that Alex Greenwood offered more threat from her set-piece delivery than first-choice left-back Demi Stokes, but it would be a harsh call to omit the Manchester City player.

England's final game of the season ended in defeat as they were deservedly beaten by effervescent France in an entertaining friendly in Paris.

Harry Kane provided England with the perfect start when he turned in Ryan Bertrand's cross after only nine minutes - but the pace and movement of the France attack was soon proving too much for manager Gareth Southgate's experimental three-man defence.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who played for 45 minutes before being replaced by Stoke City's Jack Butland, managed to keep out efforts from Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembele, only for first Samuel Umtiti and then Djibril Sidibe to pounce and put the hosts ahead at the break.

England were level three minutes after half-time when Kane scored from the penalty spot following a collision between Raphael Varane and Dele Alli which required the intervention of the video assistant referee Marco Guido.

He confirmed referee Davide Massa's original decision to award the spot-kick, resulting in the sending off of Varane, much to the disgust of the France players and the home crowd.

France, inspired by the brilliance of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Borussia Dortmund forward Dembele and 18-year-old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, were unbowed and tormented England's defence.

It was no surprise when their winner came 12 minutes from time -and fittingly it was Mbappe who set up Dembele for a powerful, low finish.

It was a night when there were emotional scenes before kick-off, with the crowd singing the Oasis hit Don't Look Back In Anger and France fans joining England supporters in singing the national anthem in memory of those who died in the Manchester and London attacks.

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