Lucy Bronze has been left out of Sarina Wiegman England Women squad for the World Cup qualifiers after suffering an injury. Bronze joins the injury list that already has Kiera Walsh and Ellie Roebuck. Wieman named uncapped Manchester duo of Esme Morgan and Katie Zelem in the squad. Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps and Chelsea defender Jess Carter have been recalled to the national team. England takes on North Macedonia in the first of their World Cup qualifiers at Southampton.

“I’m extremely excited to get started. After leading Netherlands in the Olympic Games, it has been a quick turnaround to get ready for this important camp with England and the start of our 2023 World Cup qualifying campaign.” England Women coach Sarina Wiegman said. “Our coaching team and scouts have done a tremendous job in ensuring me and Arjan Veurink, my assistant coach who joins me from the Netherlands, are fully prepared.”

England Women’s squad

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Sandy MacIver (Everton), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Jessica Carter (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Manchester United), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Ebony Salmon (Racing Louisville), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)

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