England women World Cup 2023 squad: Full team announced

England Women's team celebrate winning the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup
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The England women's World Cup 2023 squad has been revealed, with Sarina Wiegman confirming her 23-player team six weeks ahead of the tournament in Australia and New Zealand.

England captain Leah Williamson is absent with injury, as are big names Fran Kirby and Beth Mead – who player of the tournament at the Euros 12 months ago.

Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Rachel Daly, Mary Earps, Alex Greenwood, Georgia Stanway and Keira Walsh all remain in the squad after last summer's success, while Maya Le Tissier, Jess Park and Emily Ramsey are named as standby players, and will train with the squad in June.

The Lionesses are looking to build on the success of last year's Euro 2022 victory, and have continued in fine form, winning both the Arnold Clark Cup in February and the inaugural Women's Finalissima in April.

Contested between the reigning champions of Europe and South America, the Finalissima against Brazil saw the two sides draw 1-1 at Wembley, before England were crowned champions with a 4-2 win on penalties.

England are in World Cup Group D with the Haiti, Denmark and China their first World Cup fixture is against Haiti on July 22 and below is their provisional 28-player World Cup squad, announced in May.

England Women's World Cup 2023 squad

England women World Cup 2023 squad

  • GK: Mary Earps (Manchester United)
  • GK: Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
  • GK: Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa)
  • DF: Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
  • DF: Millie Bright (Chelsea)
  • DF: Lucy Bronze (Barcelona) 
  • DF: Jess Carter (Chelsea)
  • DF: Niamh Charles (Chelsea)
  • DF: Alex Greenwood (Manchester City)
  • DF: Esme Morgan (Manchester City)
  • MF: Laura Coombs (Manchester City)
  • MF: Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa)
  • MF: Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich)
  • MF: Ella Toone (Manchester United)
  • MF: Keira Walsh (Barcelona)
  • MF: Katie Zelem (Manchester United)
  • FW: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa)
  • FW: Beth England (Tottenham)
  • FW: Lauren Hemp (Manchester City)
  • FW: Lauren James (Chelsea)
  • FW: Chloe Kelly (Manchester City)
  • FW: Katie Robinson (Brighton)
  • FW: Alessia Russo (Manchester United)

England manager

Who is England's manager for Women's World Cup 2023?

Sarina Wiegman is set to lead England women's team at the Women's World Cup, just a year after guiding the nation to the European Championships victory at Wembley against Germany. 

Spectactularly, the Dutchwoman is yet to taste defeat in her 26 games in charge as England manager, winning 22 and drawing just four. 

Wiegman managed at the Women's World Cup in 2019, reaching the final with the Netherlands but losing 2-0 to the USA in Lyon. 


Who is the England women's captain for the World Cup 2023?

Chelsea defender Millie Bright has been confirmed by Sarina Wiegman as the first-choice England captain for the Women's World Cup 2023.

Leah Williamson was captain for last summer's Euro 2022 tournament, but misses out through injury. Previous to Williamson, Steph Houghton was captain for the World Cup 2019, but misses her second consecutive tournament after struggling with injuries in recent seasons.

When will the final England women's World Cup 2023 squad be confirmed?

The 23 players named by Sarina Wiegman on May 31 will be the final squad for the World Cup unless players drop out through injury. The full squad will need to be confirmed to FIFA on July 9.

How many players are England allowed to take to the World Cup 2023?

The England Women's squad for the World Cup is 23 players, though Sarina Wiegman has named three players on standby – Maya Le Tissier, Jess Park and Emily Ramsey – should any changes need to be made.

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