Women’s Euro 2022: England announce 23-player squad

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Here are the 23 players set to represent England at the 2022 Women’s Championship next month.

England women’s national team have announced their final squad of 23 ahead of this summer’s Euro 2022.

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Injury woes have left a number of players question marks, with both Fran Kirby and Steph Houghton struggling to retain their place in the squad after lengthy absences.

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Having reached the semi-finals at both the recent European Championships and World Cup, this will be Sarina Wiegman’s first real challenge as England boss and will need her best team behind her.

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Here’s the official squad…

England squad for Euro 2022

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Houghton, former England captain, has been left out of the final 23-man squad.

The Manchester City defender has been battling an Achilles injury all season and has not played since January.

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However, Kirby was selected despite missing the second half of the Women’s Super League season with fatigue.

Leah Williamson will captain the Lionesses.

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Goalkeeper: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)

Defender: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

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Midfield player: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Aston Villa, on loan from Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Forward: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)

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When is the Women’s European Championship 2022?

The England women’s team will start their Euro tournament on July 6 when they meet Austria at Old Trafford.

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England then meet Norway (11 July) and Northern Ireland (15 July) in the remaining games of the group stage.

group stage: July 6 – July 18

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Quarter finals: July 20 – July 23

Semifinals: July 26 – July 27

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Final: Sunday 31 July (6pm BST)

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