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England name roster for SheBelieves Cup

England are heading stateside for next month's SheBelieves Cup.

England are heading stateside for next month’s SheBelieves Cup.

England have announced their 23-player roster for next month’s SheBelieves Cup to be held in Florida and Tennessee. The third-place finishers at last summer’s World Cup will take on the United States (March 3, Tampa), Germany (March 6, Nashville), and France (March 9, Boca Raton.)

Included in England’s squad is Jodie Taylor of the Portland Thorns, the only NWSL player included in the 23. Katie Chapman, who has not suited up for the Three Lionesses since the World Cup, is also in the team as is Alex Scott.

Two of England’s matches will be rematches of World Cup ties. Mark Sampson’s side lost a 1-0 decision to France in the opener for both. The tournament concluded for England with a 1-0 win over Germany, in extra time, in the third place match.

The full England team for the SheBelieves Cup is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain, (Liverpool), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Defenders: Laura Bassett (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Liverpool), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City,) Casey Stoney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Katie Chapman (Chelsea), Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Arsenal)

Forwards: Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Chelsea), Gemma Davison (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jodie Taylor (Portland Thorns)


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