Lionesses stars Lucy Bronze, Jordan Nobbs and Ellie Roebuck took part in the FIFA 20 Footballs Staying Home Tournament.
The tournament is being commented on by Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley and was set up to raise awareness for the National Emergencies Trust amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports Josh Bunting.
Nobbs lost her last-16 game 4-0 to Arsenal men’s star Eddie Nketiah as they battled it out as the England’s Women’s team.
Fran Kirby netted a hat-trick and Nikita Parris added one as Nobbs exited the tournament
Roebuck and Bronze also went head-to-head with the BBC Sports Women’s Footballer of the Year coming out on top thanks to a golden goal Jodie Taylor strike.
Dusted off the PS4 this morning.
Much needed improvement for the next game. But the girls dig deep.
Team have @klbardsley to thank 🙌🏼🙌🏼
Unluuuucky @EllieRoebuck_ the best team did not win 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/S7y6iCCtTF
— Lucy Bronze (@LucyBronze) April 10, 2020
Bronze will now play Tottenham Hotspur’s Ryan Sessegnon in the quarter-final and is the only female player left in the competition.
The Football Association announced that viewers of the gaming tournament will be able to donate to and support the National Emergencies Trust via dowhatyoucan.net.
Working with a network of 50 community foundations across the UK, the National Emergencies Trust raises and distributes money to charities providing support to those most in need at a local level. It provides the public with reassurances that the funds will only be channelled through trusted and reputable organisations in a fair and effective manner.