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England squad for Austria
« on: August 06, 2010, 12:38:10 PM »

Hope Powell has named a squad of 22 players for Englands final World Cup qualifier against Austria on Saturday 21st August.

A 3-0 victory over Turkey at Banks’s Stadium last week clinched top spot in Group 5 and a subsequent spot in the play-offs, but the Three Lions need a victory in Austria to boost their chances of being one of the top seeds in the play-off draw.

Kelly Smith and Karen Carney have been recalled after both players rested injuries against Turkey. They come into the squad in place of Dani Buet and Carly Telford.

“It’s important we win the game because we want to be as high in the play-off seedings as possible and I have obviously selected a strong squad for that very reason,” explained Powell.

“I’m pleased that we have secured top spot with a game to spare but we’re not at the World Cup yet. We must beat Austria and hope that Scotland do us a favour against Denmark to give ourselves the best possible chance in the play-offs.”

The two-legged play-offs will take place on 11/12 and 15/16 September.

England Squad:

Rachel Brown - Everton
Siobhan Chamberlain - Chelsea

Laura Bassett - Unattached
Sophie Bradley - Lincoln Ladies
Steph Houghton - UnattachedArsenal  ;D
Lindsay Johnson - Everton
Claire Rafferty - Chelsea
Alex Scott - Boston Breakers
Casey Stoney - Chelsea
Dunia Susi - Chelsea
Rachel Unitt - Everton
Faye White - Arsenal

Karen Carney - Chicago Red Stars
Katie Chapman - Chicago Red Stars
Jessica Clarke - Lincoln Ladies
Jill Scott - Everton
Sue Smith - Lincoln Ladies
Fara Williams - Everton
Rachel Yankey - Arsenal

Kelly Smith - Boston Breakers
Eniola Aluko - Atlanta Beat
Ellen White - Arsenal
Again no Sanderson, she must be playing badly for Independence or Hope Powell does not rate her.

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Re: England squad for Austria
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 12:39:43 PM »
Steph Houghton - UnattachedArsenal  ;D

It is still not official.  All the paperwork has to be signed and clearance from the governing body.

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Re: England squad for Austria
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 07:43:25 PM »
just been told natasha dowie as been called up.... dont know who she replaces


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Re: England squad for Austria
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 09:42:04 PM »
Faye White maybe ?

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Re: England squad for Austria
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A two-fold task
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 12:39:13 PM »
The England Women's Head Coach, Hope Powell, will send her team out with a dual aim when they play their final World Cup qualifying group game in Austria on Saturday.

Having already won Group 5, England have clinched a place in the play-offs that will decide which European nations progress to next year’s finals in Germany. So victory in Krems is not required in terms of topping the group – but it may be essential in clinching one of the top seedings for September’s play-offs.

Powell said: “We’ll have to be totally focused on Saturday because we have a two-fold task – beating Austria and preparing ourselves for the play-offs.

“We may not get one of the top seedings for the play-offs even with a win on Saturday, but without the three points we are almost certain to miss out. And in any case, a win against Austria, especially a win with a good performance, can set us up nicely for the play-offs which are only a few weeks away.”

With her dual task in mind Powell has selected a strong squad which features recalls for forward Kelly Smith and winger Karen Carney. The America-based pair were rested for last month’s 3-0 home win against Turkey as both of them were carrying slight knocks. But both are likely starters on Saturday as England look to complete a double over the Austrians and end their group programme in style.

Powell’s team won 3-0 when the teams met at Queens Park Rangers in March and will be expected to collect another victory to retain their unbeaten group record.

But the Head Coach warned: “The Austrians have learned and improved during the qualifying campaign so it will not be an easy match for us.

“We have to go in with the right attitude and approach, and if we do that then we can hopefully produce a performance and result to keep us on track for qualifying.

“It’s nice to have won the group with a game to spare, but it’s a difficult qualifying process – and there’s still lots of work to do to get to the World Cup."

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Re: England squad for Austria
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 02:14:54 PM »
 Dowie must have replaced Aluko ???o