MEGAN RAPINOE has lifted the lid on facing England at the 2019 World Cup in her explosive new book, "One Life".
Phil Neville's Lionesses suffered World Cup semi-final heartache in a 2-1 loss to the USA in France last year.
In an extract from her new book, published by The Telegraph, Rapinoe said: "I was injured for the semi-final against England. It was Alex’s 30th birthday, she was feeling pretty jaunty.
"After her goal she raised her pinkie in a gesture to imitate drinking tea. It was epic.
"To tease the English is such a pleasure, they react immediately and get completely outraged.
"It sparked a whole new level of rivalry with Phil Neville’s team, who are good, although not as good as Neville thinks they are.
"We won 2-1, and they were out."
USA star Alex Morgan trolled the entire English nation after she celebrated by “sipping on tea” in their World Cup semi-final clash.
Rapinoe labelled English fans "uptight" for their uproar at the celebration.
She told the BBC at the time: "There was lots of talk about arrogance, celebrating too much, but this is what you want.
"These are the goals you want and this team is giving it to you – it's defiance but it's cheeky.
"I feel like we're going to have fun. We have a very serious role to play so it is kind of a balance of that.
"We have always done this – we have done cartwheels, sang into microphones, made snow angels when we played in the snow.
"The next level trolling with the tea [by Alex Morgan] is so funny.
It's so funny because you English are so uptight sometimes. It was just so perfect, you know?"
Rapinoe recently got engaged to her long-term partner Sue Bird, who plays basketball for Seattle Storm.
She ruffled feathers after blasting the amount of time it took Manchester United to form a women's team as "disgraceful".
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