Katie Chapman and Anita Asante back in England squad

Wednesday 04 Feb 2015
Katie Chapman has represented England 82 times

Head coach Mark Sampson has recalled Katie Chapman and Anita Asante to the England Women’s squad for the upcoming match against USA.

The Three Lions will entertain Jill Ellis's two-time World Cup winners at stadium:mk on Friday 13 February.

Chelsea midfielder Chapman, who has earned 82 caps, last played for England in September 2010, in a World Cup play-off in Switzerland.

England v USA

A Women's International
8pm, Friday 13 February
stadium:mk, MK Dons FC
Tickets are priced £5 adults, £2.50 children
Call 0333 200 5343 or visit MK Dons site

Asante has represented England 70 times, the last occasion coming against France in last year’s Cyprus Cup

Meanwhile, Manchester City duo Toni Duggan and Lucy Bronze have been left out of the squad due to injury.

Sampson said: "USA provide us with another opportunity to test ourselves against a top-tier nation which, moving towards the World Cup, is exactly the type of challenge we need.

"With Kelly Smith's retirement and some regular players injured it also gives us the opportunity to look at some new possibilities."

The match against USA is part of England's preparation for this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup, which will take place in Canada. England have been drawn in Group F alongside France, Mexico and Colombia.

Tickets for the USA match are priced £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £10 and group booking discounts apply.

Tickets are available via www.mkdons.com/tickets.


Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Defenders: Anita Asante (Malmo), Laura Bassett (Notts County), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Notts County), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Katie Chapman (Chelsea), Fran Kirby (Reading), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Birmingham City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool)

Forwards: Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Jess Clarke (Notts County), Lianne Sanderson (Arsenal), Jodie Taylor (Portland Thorns).

By FA Staff