England Team Selected For World Cup qualifiers
England team coach, Sarina Wiegman has named her England squad for next month’s crucial Women’s World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Luxembourg scheduled to take place next month.
England Team To Play Against Austria and Luxembourg
Chloe Kelly, who just 24 days ago beat Germany to win Euro 2022, will miss the games owing to a leg injury. Jill Scott and Ellen White have both given up playing football, while Fran Kirby will also be absent due to a foot ailment.
The only other member of the successful Euros team to miss out due to “personal issues” is Aston Villa goalkeeper Hannah Hampton. The Lionesses only need a point against Austria on September 3 in Wiener Neustadt to guarantee their place in the competition in Australia and New Zealand the following year.
If England loses to Austria, a win over Luxembourg on September 6 at Stoke City’s stadium will guarantee to qualify. The team led by Wiegman has triumphed in each of its eight qualifying matches thus far, including a convincing 10-0 win against Luxembourg in September.
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Jordan Nobbs, a seasoned Arsenal midfielder, has rejoined the team after missing time due to an injury, while Katie Zelem, the captain of Manchester United, has also been selected. Lauren James, a forward for Chelsea and Reece’s sister, is set to make her senior debut.
Ebony Salmon of the Houston Dash and Sandy MacIver of Manchester City are the other two newcomers on the team. After making their professional debuts in a friendly match against Northern Ireland in February 2021, both players have earned one senior cap.
Wembley celebrations seem like they were just yesterday, but we must immediately return to work, Wiegman stated on Tuesday. We must temporarily leave aside our wonderful memories from this summer in order to focus on the big goal of securing our spot at the World Cup this month. As a result of the loss of four players in the midfield and forward positions, I’m glad that we can rely on Katie, Jordan, and Lauren as well as Ebony and Lauren, two players with experience and the potential to grow.
“Whenever or anytime possible, we must provide our young and gifted players opportunities in this environment so they may have a sense of what to expect from them as members of the senior team both on and off the field”. Sandy MacIver, who just missed the Euros, is among them.”
Wiegman continued regarding James’ inclusion: “Although she didn’t play frequently, we are aware of her considerable skill. She put in work throughout the summer and worked closely with Chelsea to prepare. Her ability to perform with the national squad is something we desire to see.”
Under Wiegman, the Lionesses have gone Twenty games and nearly a year without a loss. This includes a 20-0 win against Latvia at the Keepmoat Stadium of Doncaster Rovers in November and two 1-0 triumphs over Austria.