The squad for England’s first 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier has been named.
Head coach Mark Sampson has selected a 26-strong squad for the match against Russia at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park on Tuesday 19 September (7pm KO).
All but two of the 23-player Euro 2017 squad, who reached the tournament’s semi-finals, have been named in the squad. Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley misses out through injury while England centurion Alex Scott announced her retirement last week.
- 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
- Group One qualifier
- 7pm BST, Tuesday 19 September 2017
- Prenton Park, Tranmere Rovers FC
- Tickets £10 adults, £1 children
Tickets for the match are still available with child tickets priced at £1. Adult tickets are priced £10 and group booking discounts apply.
Sampson said: “The Euros were a great learning experience for us, with four wins, one defeat and reaching a second consecutive major championship semi-final.
The team will take a lot of belief from the results and learn from what was a fantastic experience.
“Now we look forward to our World Cup qualification campaign. As we begin against the second seeds in the group, it's a tough start. We will prepare well next week with the aim of getting off to a winning start against Russia in Tranmere.”