Seven England players will make their full international debuts on Tuesday.
The Lionesses secured qualification to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with their 3-0 win in Wales on Friday and now face Kazakhstan in their final group match. Head coach Phil Neville had stated after that game that he would be offering debuts to a number of players he felt deserved the opportunity and he has kept his word and also named his starting 11 for tomorrow’s match in Pavlodar, a day early.
- 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
- Group 1 qualifier
- Tuesday 4 September 2018
- in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
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TheFA.com reports that Gabby George, Lucy Staniforth and Lauren Bruton are set to earn their maiden senior team caps while Mary Earps, Hannah Blundell, Leah Williamson and Beth Mead will also make their first starts.
Neville said: “There’s so much depth of talent now in the women’s game in England.
“I’m determined to give youngsters the opportunity.
“They’ve earned it, they deserve it and regardless of the result against Wales this was always part of our long-term plan.
“We’re all looking forward to the game.”
England team: Mary Earps, Hannah Blundell, Leah Williamson, Abbie McManus, Gabby George, Keira Walsh, Isobel Christiansen, Lucy Staniforth, Lauren Bruton, Rachel Daly, Beth Mead.