by Johnathan Stack (1/11/22)
Above: England head coach Sarina Wiegman has named her final Lionesses squad for 2022. Photo: Sky Sports.
The Lionesses are looking to end 2022 in style to cap off what has been an incredible year for the England team.
Sarina Wiegman today named her squad for the November internationals as England will take on Japan and Norway in Pinatar, Murcia, Spain.
The European Champions will now be looking ahead to next 2023 as it is a busy year for the Lionesses, with the Arnold Clark Cup, the UEFA-COMNEBOL Finalissima at Wembley Stadium, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand all coming up for Wiegman’s team next year.
Alessia Russo, Nikita Parris, Jordan Nobbs, and Niamh Charles are all recalled to the squad, while there are first-time call-ups for Manchester United’s Maya Le Tissier and Brighton’s Katie Robinson.
Jess Carter, Demi Stokes, and Jess Park all miss out this time round while Captain Leah Williamson remains absent through injury, and Aston Villa goalkeeper Hannah Hampton, who was part of the winning squad at Euro 2022, has not been selected again, following reports she has been dropped by manager Sarina Wiegman due to her behaviour and attitude.
Speaking on her latest squad announcement Wiegman said “These will be two good, challenging games for us, which is just what we want and need at this stage. We are hoping the conditions in Spain will help us to maximise our training as every session counts, along with the matches of course, in helping us to be ready for the World Cup.
“We cannot waste a minute and I am looking forward to getting back on the grass. We have some new players to look at as we know we have so much competition for places coming through.”
These games will take place at the Pinatar Arena Football Centre on the 11th & 15th November.
ENGLAND SQUAD FOR MATCHES VS JAPAN & NORWAY:
GOALKEEPERS: Mary Earps, Sandy MacIver, Ellie Roebuck
DEFENDERS: Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Niamh Charles, Rachel Daly, Alex Greenwood, Maya Le Tissier, Esme Morgan, Lotte Wubben-Moy
MIDFIELDERS: Fran Kirby, Jordan Nobbs, Georgia Stanway, Ella Toone, Keira Walsh, Katie Zelem
FORWARDS: Lauren Hemp, Lauren James, Chloe Kelly, Beth Mead, Nikita Parris, Alessia Russo, Katie Robinson, Ebony Salmon.