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Mo Marley names England squad for international friendly against France

Mo Marley, England Women’s interim head coach, has named a 24-player squad for next week’s international friendly against France.

The match will take place at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes on Friday 20 October, kick-off 8pm.

This is Mo Marley’s first squad announcement since she took over from Mark Sampson who was sacked as England women’s national team head coach the day after the Lionesses’ 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier against Russia.

Mo Marley has taken charge of England under the role of interim head coach for the next three matches, which includes the international friendly against France, and World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Kazakhstan.

Marley made the move up from her position in charge of the England Under-19 side where the UEFA Pro Licence holder and former England captain has enjoyed success including guiding England to win the UEFA European U19 Women’s Championship title in 2009.

The only change in Mo Marley’s squad from the recent one that beat Russia 6-0 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 qualifier is the absence of Karen Bardsley and Ellen White (through injuries) and Laura Bassett who is club-tied to Australia Westfield W-League side, Canberra United.

France and England recently met during the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Championship in which England won 1-0 to secure their first win over France in 43 years.

England Squad to play France


Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool),
Mary Earps (Reading),
Carly Telford (Chelsea)


Gemma Bonner (Liverpool),
Millie Bright (Chelsea),
Lucy Bronze (Lyon),
Jessica Carter (Birmingham City),
Alex Greenwood (Liverpool),
Steph Houghton (Manchester City),
Demi Stokes (Manchester City),
Casey Stoney (Liverpool)


Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City),
Jade Moore (Reading),
Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal),
Jo Potter (Reading),
Jill Scott (Manchester City),
Fara Williams (Reading)


Karen Carney (Chelsea),
Danielle Carter (Arsenal),
Toni Duggan (Barcelona),
Fran Kirby (Chelsea),
Melissa Lawley (Manchester City),
Nikita Parris (Manchester City),
Jodie Taylor (Arsenal)

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