England maintained their perfect women's World Cup Group D record when Ellen White’s double gave them a 2-0 win over Japan.

White struck either side of the interval as the Lionesses, who had already qualified for the last 16, topped the pool with nine points, five ahead of second-placed Japan.

Scotland threw away a three-goal lead in the other group game as they were held 3-3 by Argentina to be knocked out of the tournament.

England coach Phil Neville made eight changes to the team who beat Argentina but it did not cause too much disruption as they dominated a Japan side lacking a cutting edge in attack.

England will now face a third-placed finisher in the next round - either China (Group B), or Cameroon or New Zealand (Group E), or Chile or Thailand (Group F).

Their opponents will be determined on Thursday when Groups E and F conclude, and the match will take place on Sunday in Valenciennes.

White admitted England had expected Japan to get stronger in the second half.

The striker told BBC1: "I think it was something in the second half that they would come at us.

"Ultimately we wanted three wins out of three. We go to the round of 16 with lots of confidence and lots of momentum now."

White said that England were growing in stature the longer the tournament went on.

She added: "I think we keep growing and growing as this tournament goes on. We look forward to the round of 16 and whoever we may face."