England Women names squad with 23 players for the November international matches

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Sarina Wiegman has selected her 23-player squad for England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers for women against Austria and Latvia.

The Lions have made a flawless start to the qualifying campaign and won each of their first four matches, scoring 32 goals and not conceding anything.

But they will have to do without the mainstay Leah Williamson after she suffered a hamstring injury. With regulars Lucy Bronze, Ellie Roebuck and Steph Houghton are also out.

Better news is that Arsenal’s Jordan Nobbs is back in the squad, while Ellen White could take her 100th cap if she is selected in any of the matches.

England will first host Austria on Saturday 27 November at the Stadium of Light, before a home game against Latvia at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

“We have had an extremely pleasant and successful start to our World Cup qualifying campaign so far,” said Wiegman.

“After experiencing the incredible atmosphere at Wembley Stadium last month, we are delighted to visit two venues in the north of England for our matches against Austria and Latvia.

“Our first match this camp against Austria at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland should be an extremely exciting and competitive match and will be a good test of how well we develop as a team as we build towards next summer’s home European Championships.

“We hope to see a large audience at both matches because I am very aware of the huge supporter base and the participation of the grassroots in the game that exists in both regions.

“We would love to end this calendar year in style with two fantastic World Cup qualifiers as we prepare for what will be an incredible 2022 for women’s football in England.”

Full England ladies squad

Goalkeeper: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy Maciver (Everton)

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

Midfielder: Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

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

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