England boss Mark Sampson starts Germany preparations

Friday 17 Oct 2014
England Women head coach Mark Sampson

England Women head coach Mark Sampson has named a 26-player squad for a 10-day training camp.

The players will meet at St. George’s Park on Tuesday as preparations begin for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which takes place in Canada.

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Sampson will also be looking ahead to England’s historic match against Germany at Wembley on Sunday 23 November.  

It will be the first time that England Women will play at the new Wembley Stadium and they face a tough test against the European Champions.

Sampson said: "Every opportunity that we can work together as a group is crucially important to us in the lead up to the World Cup.

“The challenge now is to raise the bar every time we are together, starting with this camp in October and we have to make every day count. There is no match so our focus will be on developing every aspect of our game and ask the players to push themselves to another level.

“We have a strong, talented group and competition for places is fierce so every player knows this is an important camp.

“We also have a strong test against a very good German side at Wembley next month, so this time will be useful in starting our preparations for that match.”

Tickets for England v Germany at Wembley Stadium are on sale now from www.thefa.com/tickets or by calling 0844 826 2010. 

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £1 for children and group booking discounts are also available.


Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Rachel Brown-Finnis (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Defenders: Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of South Florida)

Midfielders: Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Birmingham City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool).

Forwards: Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Jess Clarke (Notts County), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Reading), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers), Jodie Taylor (Washington Spirit).

By FA Staff