Lionesses squad named for Euro qualifying double-header

Tuesday 06 Sep 2016
England have made it to the Euros with two qualifiers to spare

Mark Sampson has handed Millie Bright her first England senior call-up for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying double-header against Estonia and Belgium.

The 23-year-old has been in fine form for Chelsea over the last couple of seasons and is no stranger to the senior set-up, having trained with the squad at St. George’s Park a number of times.

Claire Rafferty and Danielle Carter have been recalled to the fold. Rafferty’s last match for England was the 0-0 draw with France in March, while Carter scored a hat-trick against Estonia on her debut last September.

England v Estonia

UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Group 7 qualifier
7.05pm BST, Thursday 15 September
Meadow Lane, Notts County
Tickets priced £7.50 adults, £3.50 children

The Lionesses have already made it to next summer’s Euro finals, sealing qualification with a 7-0 win in Serbia in June.

England, who are two points clear of Belgium at the top of Group 7, will entertain Estonia at Meadow Lane on Thursday 15 September before completing their qualifying campaign in Leuven five days later.

Sampson said: “We may have qualified for the Euros but our focus for our last two qualifiers is absolute.

“We are a top team and that means we must top our group. We know we face two challenging matches but our focus is two wins to go to Netherlands as group winners.

“I know this group of players will fight hard to get the two wins we want.”

Belgium v England

UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Group 7 qualifier
6pm BST, Tuesday 20 September
Stadium Den Dreef, Leuven

He added: “We are delighted to properly welcome Millie into the group. Her progress over the last 18 months has been pleasing.

“She now joins us with experience of Champions League football and a high number of WSL appearances for both Doncaster and Chelsea.

“And she showed during the recent Next Gen camp she is ready for a senior call-up.”

Tickets for the Estonia match are priced £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children. A family ticket is available, via phone booking only, priced £15 (two adults and two children).

Tickets can be bought via or by calling 0115 955 7210.


Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Laura Bassett (Notts County), Mille Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Karen Carney (Chelsea), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Gemma Davison (Chelsea), Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Notts County), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jo Potter (Notts County), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Rebecca Spencer (Chelsea), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Fara Williams (Arsenal).

By FA Staff