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Six City stars called up for England

LIONESSES' PRIDE: Aoife Mannion, Steph Houghton and Demi Stokes
Six City stars have been called-up by England, ahead of the Lionesses' friendly clashes with Brazil and Portugal.

Captain Steph Houghton, Jill Scott, Demi Stokes, Keira Walsh, Ellie Roebuck and Aoife Mannion have all been selected by Phil Neville for October's encounters.

Karen Bardsley and Ellen White unfortunately miss out through injury.

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If chosen to play, defender Mannion would make her senior bow. The centre-back, who joined City this summer, had been named in August's squad for the friendlies against Belgium and Norway but did not feature.

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England host Brazil at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium on Saturday 5 October (12:45pm BST), before travelling to the Bonfim Stadium in Setúbal to face Portugal on Tuesday 8 October (7pm BST), where our City quintet could lock horns with Club teammate Matilde Fidalgo.

Good luck to all.

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