(Reuters) – Steph Houghton was omitted from the England squad for the Women’s European Championship at dwelling subsequent month because of health considerations as supervisor Sarina Wiegman introduced her 23-player choice on Wednesday.
Manchester City defender Houghton, who has captained England at their final three main worldwide tournaments, hasn’t performed since January because of damage. Leah Williamson will take the armband in her absence.
Fran Kirby, Jill Scott and Alessia Russo have been included however there was no place for Niamh Charles, Lucy Staniforth, Katie Zelem or Sandy MacIver as Wiegman lower 5 gamers from the her provisional squad.
“Making the closing choice is all the time tough as a result of we all know the expertise and dedication of each single participant,” stated Wiegman.
“All 28 gamers have been excellent on and off the pitch, since I began. I’m sure these now we have needed to disappoint will give every little thing to assist us and be prepared if referred to as upon.”
England, twice runners-up at the Euros, kick off their marketing campaign towards Austria at Old Trafford on July 6 earlier than video games towards Norway and Northern Ireland.
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Aston Villa, mortgage from Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Forwards: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)