THE 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is in full swing, with England one of the favourites to win the competition.
Chloe Kelly and Alex Greenwood are on the England squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia & New ZealandFIFA via Getty Images
Who is in the England world cup squad for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
There are a mix of goalkeepers, midfielders, defenders and forwards in the squad – all from a variety of European club sides.
The England 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad can be seen below:
Rachel Daly – Aston VillaBethany England – Tottenham Hotspur Lauren Hemp – Manchester CityLauren James – ChelseaChloe Kelly – Manchester CityKatie Robinson – Brighton & Hove AlbionAlessia Russo – Manchester United
Manager Sarina Wiegman has spoken about her choices for the team, saying: “I have huge belief in this squad and we’re very fortunate to be selecting a fantastic group of players to travel to Australia.
“We know we will face tough challenges from strong teams, and we will have to be competitive from the first match on 22 July. We will do everything to be at our very best again this summer.
“We learned a lot of positive lessons about how to get the players fit, fresh and ready from the Euros last summer and we know what we have to do to make sure we hit the ground running in the right way when the tournament starts.”
Who is missing from the England squad for the World Cup?
Captain Williamson is out of the England team with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
Wiegman said of the names on standby: “It’s always tough to leave some players out of the squad, but they know they could still be needed if we have any issues before we start the tournament.
“I’m very happy that we have such a professional group.”
Have England ever won the Women’s World Cup?
The Lionesses have never won the Women’s World Cup.
They have participated in the iconic tournament, which started in 1991, seven times.
They reached the semi-finals twice, in 2015 and 2019.
After England’s Euros win in 2022, the team are considered one of the favourites to go all the way.