Five Blues and four Gooners selected in Lionesses World Cup squad
By Paul Lagan
Chelsea have five, Arsenal have four.
Yep, nine top London players have been selected for the Lionesses upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Latvia.
The Lionesses have two home games this month as they continue to target qualification for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Chelsea's five are Millie Bright, Jess Carter, Fran Kirby, Niamh Charles, and Beth England.
The WSL leaders' four are Lotte Wubben-Moy, Jordan Nobbs, Beth Mead and Nikita Parris.
The squad will first host Austria at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Saturday, November 27 [kick-off: 12.30pm] before welcoming Latvia to Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday, November 30 [kick off: 7.00pm] as they reach the halfway mark in their FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifying campaign.
The majority of the squad have been ever-present during England head coach Sarina Wiegman reign so far and will have a further chance to impress the head coach before next year’s four nations tournament on home soil in February.
Wiegman said: “We’ve had an extremely enjoyable and successful start to our World Cup qualifying campaign so far. Having experienced the incredible atmosphere of Wembley Stadium last month, we’re delighted to be visiting two venues in the north of England for our games against Austria and Latvia."
The squad will report to their St. George’s Park training base on Sunday following this weekend’s Barclays FAWSL fixtures.
Fans can purchase tickets for England v Austria [Saturday, Novembe 27r, kick-off: 12.30pm] and England v Latvia [Tuesday, November 30, kick off: 7.00pm] by visiting TheFA.com/tickets.
Tickets for both games are priced at £15 for adults and £2.50 for children. Concessions and group discounts are also available.