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Lionesses’ squad for matches with France and Spain announced.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mark Sampson has named his 23-player England Women squad who will play two international matches this month as part of their Euro 2017 preparations. In addition to next Fridays game against France that was announced several weeks ago England have also announded that they will travel to to Guadalajara where they will face Spain on Tuesday 25 October (5pm BST KO).

Manchester City striker Toni Duggan returns to the squad after winning the league and cup double with her club, while Chelsea midfielder Millie Bright, who made her debut as a substitute in a 2-0 win away in Belgium last month, keeps her place.

Full Squad:

Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Laura Bassett (Notts County), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Karen Carney (Chelsea), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Gemma Davison (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Notts County), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jo Potter (Notts County), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Rebecca Spencer (Chelsea), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Fara Williams (Arsenal).

Sampson said: "Both France and Spain will be challenging matches for us but these are the type of opportunities this group looks forward to and are an important part of our preparations for next summer. We will be working hard over the camp to prepare ourselves as best we can to win both matches while also having one eye on the Euros “

The draw for the Euros will take place on Tuesday the 8th of November and it was confirmed that England will be seeded in pot one for the tournament thus avoided in the likes of Germany, France and the hosts the Netherlands in the group stages.

Tickets are still on sale for England v France at Doncaster on Friday the 21st of October, priced £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children. A family ticket (two adults and two children), priced £15, is also available and group booking and Charter Standard discounts apply. Tickets can be bought via www.TheFA.com/Tickets.

Sports International will be in Doncaster next Friday and look out for our match preview next week.