England and Sweden will go head to head in an international friendly fixture at Hartlepool United’s Victoria Park stadium on Sunday 3 August (2pm kick-off).
This will be a great competitive match for the European sides before they continue their qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015.
Pia Sundhage called on the following players to represent Sweden against England: Hedvig Lindahl, Carola Söberg, Emma Berglund, Magdalena Ericsson, Nilla Fischer, Amanda Ilestedt, Lina Nilsson, Linda Sembrant, Sara Thunebro, Emilia Appelqvist, Kosovare Asllani, Lisa Dahlkvist, Hanna Folkesson, Antonia Göransson, Jenny Hjohlman, Sofia Jakobsson, Emma Lund, Fridolina Rolfö, Lotta Schelin, Caroline Seger, Therese Sjögran, Elin Wahlström.
England head coach Mark Sampson selected 23-players to face Sweden: Karen Bardsley, Rachel Brown-Finnis, Siobhan Chamberlain, Gemma Bonner, Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood, Steph Houghton, Alex Scott, Demi Stokes, Laura Bassett, Jade Moore, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott, Fara Williams, Eniola Aluko, Karen Carney, Jess Clarke, Natasha Dowie, Toni Duggan, Fran Kirby, Lianne Sanderson, Dunia Susi, Jodie Taylor.
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Full-time: England 4-0 Sweden
Goals: Carney 35′, 81′, Kirby 54′, Sanderson 68′
An outstanding performance by England saw them defeat Sweden 4-0 in front of 4,547 fans. Fran Kirby scored on her international debut and was awarded ‘player of the match’.
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