England v Spain
UEFA Women's European Championship
Qualifying Round, Group One
6pm, Sunday 25 November 2007
Shrewsbury Town FC




The match will be the third qualifier in England's campaign to make it to Finland in two years' time, following their 4-0 triumphs over Northern Ireland and Belarus.

The one change to the squad from the last encounter at Walsall sees the return of Carly Telford following the retirement of Vicky Exley.

England last played Spain in 2001, when two of the current England squad were on the score- sheet; Sue Smith scoring a hat-trick and Kelly Smith the other goal in a 4-2 victory at Luton Town’s Kenilworth Road

Spain are currently ranked 20th in the world and despite some impressive performances at youth international level – they won the UEFA European U19 Championship in 2004 – they haven’t yet transferred that promise at senior level.

Spain secured a 3-0 away victory in their first Euro 2009 qualifier against Belarus, before earning a hard-fought draw away to Czech Republic in October. Those performances will ensure England guard against any complacency, whilst the current crop of Spanish U19s recently demonstrated their prowess, scoring 26 goals and conceding none in three games, including a 0-0 draw against England.

Squad in detail:

Player

Club

DOB

Caps

Goals

Rachel Brown

Everton

02.07.80

49

 

Siobhan Chamberlain

Chelsea

15.08.83

6

 

Carly Telford

Leeds United

07.07.87

1


Rachel Unitt

Everton

05.06.82

62

4

Casey Stoney

Chelsea

13.05.82

50

2

Alex Scott

Arsenal

14.10.84

34

8

Mary Phillip

Arsenal

14.03.77

61

 

Faye White

Arsenal

02.02.78

56

4

Lindsay Johnson

Everton

08.05.80

20

 

Anita Asante

Arsenal

27.04.85

25

1

Katie Chapman

Arsenal

15.06.82

62

1

Jill Scott

Everton

02.02.87

12

1

Fara Williams

Everton

25.01.84

54

16

Kelly Smith

Arsenal

29.10.78

66

26

Jody Handley

Everton

12.03.79

30

5

Sue Smith

Leeds United

24.11.79

65

14

Eniola Aluko

Chelsea

21.02.87

27

5

Karen Carney

Arsenal

01.08.87

32

5

Rachel Yankey

Arsenal

01.11.79

76

11

Lianne Sanderson

Arsenal

03.02.88

8

1


Tickets for the game will cost £5 for Adults and £2.50 for concessions, by calling the Shrewsbury Town ticket hotline on 01743 273943 .