Mo Marley has named her squad for the Women's U19 Euro Finals
UEFA European Women’s U19 Championship
Group B – ENGLAND, Serbia, Spain, Sweden
2 July – 14 July 2012
Mo Marley has named her England squad to take on the continent’s elite next month.
Her side will travel to Turkey to compete in the UEFA European Women’s U19 Championship Finals and the Head Coach has kept faith with 14 of the 18 players that helped propel them to this stage.
There is also room for former U17 internationals Aoife Mannion, Paige Williams, Abbey-Leigh Stringer and the prolific Sunderland forward Beth Mead.
England received a bye to the second, and final, round of qualifiers due to their impressive recent record in this competition. These qualifiers were held on home soil in March and April and the hosts topped the group with victories over Finland (1-0), Wales (6-0) and Austria (1-0).
Semi-finalists in 2002 and 2003, the Three Lions then reached three Finals in four seasons, finishing runners-up in 2007 and 2010 either side of their historic 2009 triumph, where they defeated Sweden in the Belarus showpiece courtesy of goals from Toni Duggan and Jordan Nobbs.
The Three Lions have been drawn in Group B alongside the Swedes (who they will face on 2 July), Spain (5 July) and Serbia (8 July).
Group A comprises Turkey, Portugal, Denmark and Romania and the top two sides in each group will make it through to the semi-finals.
"Our group is particularly strong, because three of the teams have actually won the European Championship in the past," said Marley. "I don't think you can take anything for granted, but I think that gives teams that little extra advantage."
Squad in full
Mary Earps (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Megan Walsh (Aston Villa)
Lara Fay (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Aoife Mannion (Aston Villa), Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy), Meaghan Sargeant (Lincoln Ladies), Paige Williams (Everton)
Elizabeth Ince (Blackburn Rovers), Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Sherry McCue (Aston Villa), Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Aston Villa)
Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Bethany England (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Beth Mead (Sunderland), Nikita Parris (Everton), Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland)