Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman has selected her squad for the Finalissima against Brazil at Wembley and a match with Australia at Brentford.
The England squad that will compete for the inaugural Women’s Finalissima 2023 against Brazil next month has been named.
Sarina Wiegman has called up 25 players for the showpiece match at Wembley Stadium connected by EE between the reigning champions of Europe and South America on Thursday 6 April (7.45pm BST).
A second prestigious fixture against 2023 FIFA World Cup hosts Australia, in aid of the FA’s charity partner the Alzheimer’s Society, will follow on Tuesday 11 April (7.45pm BST) at the home of Brentford FC.
Announcing her squad today at St. George’s Park, Wiegman has largely kept faith with the squad that successfully defended the Arnold Clark Cup on home soil back in February with victories against Korea Republic, Italy and Belgium.
Hannah Hampton and Esme Morgan return to the fold, while the uncapped Lucy Parker is also recalled and will hope to make her senior debut after injury caused her to withdraw from last October’s matches.
West Ham defender Lucy Parker is back in the Lionesses squad after her first call-up last September was cut short by injury.
Dropping out from February’s squad are the injured Emily Ramsey along with Lotte Wubben-Moy, Katie Zelem and Ebony Salmon.
Wiegman said: “We’re getting closer to the World Cup and I can’t think of two better games to assess our progress. After these games, there will be less than three months until we fly to the tournament and we must make every second on and off the pitch count.
“For us as a technical staff this will be the last chance to see the players within our England environment before we come together for the final preparation phase in June. And these two matches will be two real tests to see where we are at.
“This is a major new trophy and to compete for it at a sold-out Wembley is another special moment, both for us as a team but also for our fans. We will never take these occasions for granted and I want to see how we perform against two teams that will be hoping to challenge for the World Cup.”
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa) Sandy MacIver (Manchester City), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lucy Parker (West Ham United), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Jessica Park (Everton, loan from Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona)
Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa),Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alessia Russo (Manchester United)