Serena Weigman has announced a 24-man England women’s squad to face North Macedonia and Northern Ireland, with Chelsea’s Beth calling on England.
Wigman’s squad bears a strong resemblance to the team named for the Arnold Clarke Cup in February, when Fran Kirby was ruled out due to injury and Lotte-Wuben Moy, who was first included by Weigman before returning from the match, returned home soon after.
England deserve a call-up after scoring twice in the Women’s FA Cup against Birmingham and beating WSL Blues’ lead Leicester 9-0 on Sunday after scoring four goals in their last two games for Chelsea.
Wigman, who won from his Arnold Clark Heroics last month, re-opted for experience on his final team – a total of 903 caps in a group that still manages to include eight players under the age of 24.
The England women’s 2023 World Cup qualifiers continue in Northern Macedonia on April 8, before moving to Northern Ireland on April 12.
Wigman’s team has won their six qualifiers so far, scoring 53 goals in the process and conceding none.
All England women’s team
Guardians: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jesse Carter (Chelsea), Niam Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal) )), Lotte Wuben-Moi (Arsenal).
Midfielders: Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Kyra Walsh (Manchester City), Katie Salem (Manchester United).
Forwards: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Paris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ella Toon (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City).
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