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FIFA Women's World Cup England squad preview

Sarina Wiegman has announced the England Women's World Cup squad of 23-player who are gonna represent England in the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

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The manager of the Lionesses, Sarina Wiegman has announced the England Women's World Cup squad of 23-player who are gonna represent England at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and there are some names that are worth mentioning who will not be able to make it due to injuries.

Also Read : Germany Women's World Cup squad preview.

Notable mention to the injured players

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Beth Mead and Leah Williamson for the Women's English Nation Team. (Photo by Getty Images.)

The manager has gone with the blend of experience and newbies. She was very disappointed to leave out some notable names such a Beth Mead, who was the Golden Boot Winner in 2022 European Championship, due to her ongoing recovery from an ACL knee injury she suffered in the month of November while playing for Arsenal against Manchester United.

Leah Williamson, the captain of the squad is also set to miss the World Cup because of a knee injury she suffered in April against Manchester United. The Arsenal player is one of the finest ball-playing defenders in world football and England is surely going to feel her absence in the World Cup. Fran Kirby, the Chelsea midfielder alongside Beth and Leah will also have to watch the World Cup from her TV screens at home.

Ones who are going to Australia and New Zealand

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England's World Cup squad could be very different to Euro 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop or Getty Images).

In Leah Williamson's absence the Chelsea defender, Millie Bright is gonna lead the way for England in Australia and New Zealand. She made her debut, last World Cup in 2019 and bagged 5 World Cup appearances with a red card offense to her name against USA.

Lucy Bronze with 104 appearances for the English national team, has been included in the squad because of her experience. The Barcelona right back is going to be England's most-capped squad member.

Another one of her teammate Keira Walsh has got the call up. The Barcelona midfielder has burst onto the scene during the 2022 Euros and became the most expensive female player when she signed for Barcelona. She will have to be at her best, for England to succeed in this World Cup.

Chelsea's forward, Lauren James with only one goal to her name is also set to make her World Cup debut in Australia and New Zealand. Alex Greenwood, the 29-year-old defender, is one of the only two players in this squad who will be playing in her third consecutive World Cup, another one being Lucy Bronze.

Among the players who have won the Euro 2022, 16 of them are selected in the England Women's World Cup squad while Niamh Charles, Laura Coombs, Esme Morgan, Katie Robinson, Kaite Zelem and, mentioned earlier Lauren James will be playing their first major tournament making the English one of the favourites to win the tournament and "bring it home" with the help of Sarina Wiegman who just fell short in the 2019 World Cup final for Netherlands against USA.

The ssquad was revealed via a college - style animation, which was created by Alice Isaacs. The short film uses more than thousand individually cut-out elements to portray the 23 players and the other members of the squad, as well as highlighting the journey of the team over the past 12 months.

England is gonna start their 2023 World Cup campaign on July 22 against Haiti. The other two teams in their group is Denmark and China. They have been drawn in Group D.

England Women's World Cup squad

Goalkeeper

  • Mary Earps
  • Hannah Hampton
  • Ellie Roebuck

Defenders

  • Millie Bright
  • Lucy Bronze
  • Jess Carter
  • Niamh Charles
  • Alex Greenwood
  • Esme Morgan
  • Lotte Wubben-Moy

Midfielders

  • Laura Coombs
  • Jordan Nobbs
  • Georgia Stanway
  • Ella Toone
  • Keira Walsh
  • Katie Zelem

Forwards

  • Rachel Daly
  • Bethany England
  • Lauren Hemp
  • Lauren James
  • Chloe Kelly
  • Katie Robinson
  • Alessia Russo
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