England v Belarus


UEFA Women's European Championship
Qualifying Round, Group One
12.30pm, Saturday 27 October 2007
Banks's Stadium, Walsall FC
Group Bookings
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Hope Powell has named her 20-player squad for the upcoming Euro 2009 qualifier with Belarus, with the squad largely unchanged from that which took part in the World Cup last month.

The only omission is due to the allowance for only 20 players for the qualifier at Walsall, as opposed to the 21 available for China, therefore Carly Telford misses out this time around.

Having already begun the qualification process before the World Cup, England have the foundation of a 4-0 victory over Northern Ireland to build upon and Hope Powell is eager to hit the ground running after the World Cup.

Powell told TheFA.com: "We now need to reinvigorate ourselves, there's another prize to play for. That's the beauty of football, we now have the European Championship in Finland as our goal.

"We have to put the challenge to the players and ask them how far they want to go. There's obviously a downer after a major tournament, you have committed yourself so much to one thing and then it's over. Everyone involved needs time to get over that, but obviously our timing is very short as we're already back together as a squad in less than a month.

"In one sense it is good that this game has come around so quickly, for those fans who supported us during the World Cup the opportunity is there to watch us from the stand as opposed to TV. We're expecting and hoping that a lot of people come out and support the girls, and they deserve it."

England Squad (Click on players' names for profile):

Player

Club

DOB

Caps

Goals

Rachel Brown

Everton

02.07.80

48

 

Siobhan Chamberlain

Chelsea

15.08.83

6

 

Rachel Unitt

Everton

05.06.82

62

4

Casey Stoney

Chelsea

13.05.82

49

2

Alex Scott

Arsenal

14.10.84

33

6

Mary Phillip

Arsenal

14.03.77

60

 

Faye White

Arsenal

02.02.78

56

4

Lindsay Johnson

Everton

08.05.80

20

 

Anita Asante

Arsenal

27.04.85

24

1

Katie Chapman

Arsenal

15.06.82

61

1

Jill Scott

Everton

02.02.87

11

1

Fara Williams

Everton

25.01.84

53

16

Kelly Smith

Arsenal

29.10.78

65

25

Vicky Exley

Doncaster Rovers Belles

22.10.75

52

7

Jody Handley

Everton

12.03.79

30

5

Sue Smith

Leeds United

24.11.79

64

14

Eniola Aluko

Chelsea

21.02.87

26

4

Karen Carney

Arsenal

01.08.87

31

5

Rachel Yankey

Arsenal

01.11.79

75

11

Lianne Sanderson

Arsenal

03.02.88

7

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