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Seven City stars in England squad; Weir selected for Scotland

Seven City stars in England squad; Weir selected for Scotland
City will have seven representatives in England's October Women's World Cup qualifiers.

Alex Greenwood, Demi Stokes, Keira Walsh, Jill Scott, Georgia Stanway, Lauren Hemp and Ellen White have all been selected in Sarina Wiegman's 24-player squad for the Lionesses' games against Northern Ireland and Latvia.

England sit top of Group D with a 100% record from their opening games - comprehensive 8-0 and 10-0 victories over North Macedonia and Luxembourg.

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Wiegman's side host Northern Ireland at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 23 October at 17:15 (UK time), before travelling to Latvia on Tuesday 26 October (18:30).

The latest squad announcement sees Walsh return to international duty, following a calf injury which ruled her out of September's fixtures.

Ballon d'Or nominee White, who was named England's Player of the Year, is three goals away from equalling the Lionesses' all-time goalscoring record set by Kelly Smith.

Captain Steph Houghton (Achilles), goalkeepers Karen Bardsley (hamstring) and Ellie Roebuck (calf), Esme Morgan (lower leg fracture), Lucy Bronze (knee) and Chloe Kelly (ACL) miss out through injury.

Meanwhile, Caroline Weir will return to the Scotland squad for October's games against Hungary and Sweden.

The City midfielder - Scotland's Player of the Year for 2020 and one of only two Scots to have made Team GB's Olympic squad over the summer - has been restored to Pedro Martínez Losa's side, having missed September's opening World Cup qualifiers with a knee injury.

Scotland continue their qualifying campaign, hosting Hungary at Hampden Park on Friday 22 October in a 19:35 kick-off.

They currently sit second in Group B with six points from their two games, having defeated Hungary 2-0 in Budapest and the Faroe Islands 7-1 in Glasgow.

Losa's side then face Olympic silver medallists Sweden (featuring summer recruit Filippa Angeldahl) in a friendly on Tuesday 26 October, kicking-off at 19:05 at the SMiSA Stadium, Paisley.

Angeldahl's Sweden, who top Group A with victories over Slovakia and Georgia - the midfielder on the scoresheet on Matchday Two - continue their World Cup qualifying campaign with a trip to the Republic of Ireland on Thursday 21 October (20:00).

Elsewhere, Jess Park has also been selected in England's Under-23s squad to face Belgium, as Sarina Wiegman looks to increase opportunities for promising players in the senior pathway.

The youngsters will travel to the Stade Leburton in Tubize for the international fixture on Monday 25 October (13:30), with experienced coach Mo Marley returning to guide the squad on an interim basis.

England senior squad

Goalkeepers

Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy MacIver (Everton)

Defenders

Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Jessica Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielders

Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Manchester United), , Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards

Ellen White (Manchester City), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Bethany England (Chelsea),  Fran Kirby, (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ella Toone (Manchester United)

 

City kick-off our Continental Cup campaign on Wednesday 13 October with the visit of Everton.

It's a 19:00 (UK time) kick-off at the Academy Stadium and tickets are available for the Group B North clash, which will also be broadcast live on CITY+

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