The Lionesses have attracted a serious pride over the last year following their remarkable performances at Euro 2022 and now the Women's World Cup 2023.


The England Women's squad has never been filled with so many household and high-profile names.

Each goal, each save, each crunching tackle carves a deeper groove for players into the hearts and minds of the English public watching the action at home on TV.

The Lionesses' Euro 2022 triumph was a seminal moment for women's football in this country and as a result, there has been greater excitement than ever for the Women's World Cup 2023.

England have still managed to exceed expectations in this tournament given the amount of key injuries they suffered leading up to the competition, with Beth Mead and Leah Williamson the two biggest names to miss out. brings you a player-by-player guide to help you get to know the England World Cup squad.

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Mary Earps (Man Utd)

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England's number one Mary Earps arrived in Australia and New Zealand brimming with confidence off the back of a remarkable year.

She played a starring role in the Lionesses' Euro 2022 success, was named the FIFA Best Goalkeeper of the Year earlier this year, and broke the Women's Super League record for clean sheets (15) in an outstanding 2022/23 campaign for Man Utd.

Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa)

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Hannah Hampton's sparkling finish to the season with Aston Villa was enough to earn her both a move to WSL champions Chelsea and a place in England's World Cup squad.

The 22-year-old is highly regarded but lacking in international experience, with just two caps to her name to date.

Ellie Roebuck (Man City)

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Man City shot-stopper Ellie Roebuck is the likely N0.2 stopper for Wiegman to select in the unlikely absence of Earps.

Roebuck, 23, is more experienced in an England shirt, with 11 appearances so far, and in the WSL where she's been City's number one for some time.


Millie Bright (Chelsea)

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A rock at the heart of the England defence, centre-back Millie Bright will take the captain's armband at this summer's tournament after Leah Williamson was ruled out through injury.

The powerful Chelsea defender, who is an asset in both boxes, has been out since March due to injury herself but has been available for England throughout the tournament.

Lucy Bronze (Barcelona)

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One of the world's best, Barcelona defender Lucy Bronze is a proven winner and became the first English player to win four Women's Champions Leagues earlier this season.

Bronze has been a constant threat at wing-back, offering plenty of attacking impetus as well as a reliable presence out of possession.

Jess Carter (Chelsea)

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Versatile defender Jess Carter was little more than a bit-part player at last summer's Euros but has played a more significant role at the World Cup.

The 25-year-old, who can play as both a left-back and a centre-back, has featured prominently in the tournament.

Niamh Charles (Chelsea)

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Charles has been used sparingly on the flanks during the World Cup, proving England's strength in depth.

The flying full-back has been a real asset for Chelsea during their recent WSL successes but is yet to really produce that sort of form on the international stage.

Alex Greenwood (Man City)

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Man City and England stalwart Alex Greenwood is a regular cog in the heart of the Lionesses' backline.

Confident and confident in possession, Greenwood is very much a defender in the modern mould and one of a number of leaders in the squad.

Esme Morgan (Man City)

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One of Greenwood's Man City teammates, this is likely to be the first of many England tournaments for 22-year-old Esme Morgan.

2023/24 saw her pick up where she left off before the nasty injury that ruled her out of Euro 2022. She can play as a centre-back and on the right.

Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

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Injuries to Williamson and Beth Mead mean that Lotte Wubben-Moy is one of only two Arsenal representatives for England at the World Cup.

The central defender has been in and out of the Lionesses squad since the Euro 2022 success but has been in good form in the WSL and will be ready if called upon.


Laura Coombs (Man City)

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One of the most interesting selections in the squad, 32-year-old Laura Coombs went seven years without an England cap before her involvement in the Arnold Palmer Cup in February.

A gritty and hard-working central midfielder, Coombs' form for Man City this season has seen her rise up the pecking order under Wiegman.

Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa)

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The 2023 World Cup is set to be extra special for 30-year-old Jordan Nobbs, who missed the 2019 tournament and Euro 2022 due to injury problems.

After 12 years in North London, the box-to-box midfielder swapped Arsenal for Aston Villa ahead of 2023/24 to boost her England hopes and it worked.

Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich)

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A key cog in England's Euro 2022 success, Georgia Stanway has been a mainstay in Wiegman's midfield once again in Australia.

The hard-working and tenacious Bayern Munich midfielder takes no prisoners in the middle of the park but as we saw at last summer's tournament, is capable of scorching strike as well.

Ella Toone (Man Utd)

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Man Utd star Ella Toone has transitioned from impact sub to regular starter since 'that goal' against Germany in the final at Wembley last summer.

The attacking midfielder boasts a brilliant goalscoring record for the Lionesses, finding the net 17 times in 37 appearances, most recently in the semi-final against Australia.

Keira Walsh (Barcelona)

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The most expensive player in women's football history, Keira Walsh has been one of the first names on England's team sheet in Australia and New Zealand.

Walsh was central to Barcelona's Women's Champions League success in 2022/23 and is arguably the Lionesses' most important player at this tournament. She makes Wiegman's side tick.

Katie Zelem (Man Utd)

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The fact that Man Utd captain Katie Zelem is not an instant starter speaks to the strength in depth Wiegman has in midfield.

A dead-ball specialist and goalscoring midfielder, Zelem has admitted that she previously feared she'd missed her chance on the international stage and will be desperate to make her mark.


Rachel Daly (Aston Villa)

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Rachel Daly was ever-present as England's reliable left-back at last summer's Euros but is set for a very different role in Australia and New Zealand.

Daly, a striker by trade, arrives at the World Cup on the back of a brilliant first season back in England with Aston Villa where her 22 goals in 22 games won her the WSL golden boot.

Bethany England (Tottenham Hotspur)

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Beth England made the gutsy call of swapping Chelsea for Tottenham in January as she looked to force her way back into Wiegman's plans and did just that after bagging 12 goals in 12 games for the North Londoners.

The centre-forward looks back to her best but has mainly made her impact from the bench given the strength of England's attacking options.

Lauren Hemp (Man City)

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In the absence of Mead, Lauren Hemp has been a key threat on England's flanks at the World Cup.

The dynamic winger is just 22 but already has 44 international caps to her name and is a player that Wiegman clearly trusts. She has scored three goals in the tournament prior to the final.

Lauren James (Chelsea)

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Lauren James has been the most talked about player in the England camp at this World Cup, for better and for worse, following a breathtaking three goals and three assists in four games... and a breathtaking stamp on an opponent and subsequent red card.

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The 21-year-old winger has been unlocking defences and making full-backs look silly all season with Chelsea so expect to see her feature, even from the bench, in the final.

Chloe Kelly (Man City)

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Chloe Kelly wrote her name into the history books when she poked in England's extra-time winner against Germany at Wembley last summer before unveiling an unforgettable celebration.

On the back of a brilliant season in the WSL, she arrived in Australia and New Zealand full of confidence and keen to showcase her talents to the world.

Katie Robinson (Brighton)

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One of the newer faces in the Lionesses squad, 20-year-old Katie Robinson is England's youngest player at the World Cup but has won Wiegman's trust since her debut in November.

The rapid and agile winger could prove a nightmare for defenders with tired legs if she's introduced off the bench late on.

Alessia Russo (Arsenal)

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The 24-year-old has just signed for Arsenal after her Manchester United contract expired at the end of June and has so far capped off a big summer with a big display Down Under.

Russo was used as a super sub at Euro 2022 with six appearances, all from the bench. She netted three goals on the road to the trophy and has netted another three in Australia.

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