Phil Neville has named the England Women’s squad for the forthcoming internationals against Germany and Czech Republic.
The 21-player group will meet up at their St. George’s Park base next week in preparation for the visit of Germany to a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 November [5.30pm GMT].
The Lionesses are set to break the all-time attendance record for a women’s game in England. It is hoped the final attendance on the day could top the 80,023 crowd that watched USA defeat Japan at Wembley to claim gold at London 2012.
- A Women's International
- 5.30pm GMT, Saturday 9 November
- Wembley Stadium connected by EE
- Live on BBC One
Neville has selected an experienced squad which includes 17 members of England’s FIFA Women’s World Cup squad who reached the semi-finals in France earlier this year.
Ellen White, Georgia Stanway and Gemma Bonner will join their England team-mates at St. George’s Park to train with the squad. White and Stanway are returning from injury and Neville will continue to asses their fitness before making a decision on whether they are ready to be recalled to the squad.
Neville said: “This is going to be a momentous occasion in the history of women’s football in England.
“To have sold-out Wembley Stadium for the first time and to have over 80,000 fans cheering on our team will not only be record-breaking; it will be an incredibly proud and humbling experience for myself, my players and staff.
“This will be a hugely significant landmark on our journey and we are all extremely honoured to be playing a part in that.
“But it will also be a moment for us to say thank you and show our enormous appreciation to all those players throughout the history of the women’s game in England whose hard work, determination and resilience in far tougher times has helped bring us to where we are today.”
- A Women's International
- 7.15pm GMT, Tuesday 12 November
- in České Budějovice
- Live on The FA Player and BBC Four
“There’s an incredible amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at The FA to help us attract huge crowds like this and I want to thank everyone for their tremendous support.
“In my recent travels around Europe to watch my players I can tell you that what’s happening in England, the way the Lionesses have connected with the nation and the attendances in the Barclays FA WSL, and of course at Wembley, is attracting huge admiration from other nations.”
The Germany and Czech Republic fixtures are part of the Lionesses’ continued preparations for UEFA Women’s EURO 2021, which will be played at nine venues across England.
As the host nation, England do not have to qualify for the final tournament.
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