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FIST BUMP: Ellie Roebuck in England training with Ellen White.

FIST BUMP: Ellie Roebuck in England training with Ellen White.

There are seven Manchester City players in Phil Neville’s England squad.

Officially.

A City septet make up the 23-player group, but Ellie Roebuck has been with the Lionesses throughout the tournament as a travelling member.

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Pictured here in training with new team-mate Ellen White, a veteran of three World Cups, it has provided the 19-year-old with a fantastic opportunity to learn, further familiarise herself with the national team set-up and gain major tournament experience.

And it’s that last point in particular which could prove most beneficial to the young ‘keeper.

Having made 16 appearances for City in 2018/19 – only one less than Karen Bardsley – Roebuck was very much in contention for a place in the squad.

She’s enjoyed a fairly quick rise, however, and only made her international debut back in November, meaning the shot-stopper is very much a novice at this level.

That Roebuck put aside the disappointment of missing out on selection and embraced the opportunity speaks volumes of her character.

For her, the 2019 World Cup is a learning experience that will only stand her in good stead for an international career which will surely include major tournament appearances in the future.

 

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WORRY: Concerned England boss Phil Neville rushes over to Steph Houghton after the injury to the Lionesses skipper

Phil Neville has confirmed City and England captain Steph Houghton is 'a major doubt' for the Lionesses' World Cup quarter-final encounter against Norway.

The skipper sustained an ankle injury in the closing stages of the 3-0 win over Cameroon in the Round of 16, following a late tackle from Alexandra Engolo.

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Selfless White ready for World Cup sacrifice

GOAL-GETTER: Ellen White is amongst the World Cup's top scorers.

Ellen White is uninterested in personal accolades as she bids to help England lift the Women’s World Cup.

Four goals from Manchester City’s new signing have propelled the Lionesses to the quarter-finals and the 30-year-old into contention for the Golden Boot.

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SWEET 16: The Italian squad celebrate after their victory over China

It was a case of sweet 16 for Italy as Le Azzurre booked their place in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over China in Montpellier.

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