The England Women’s National team has been praised for its unorthodox squad announcement on Twitter this week, which featured some very famous faces.
On Wednesday, celebrities from the UK and across the pond headed to Twitter to announce the England Women’s squad for the upcoming World Cup.
The announcements began with a Royal message from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, which was followed by more videos featuring the likes of Emma Watson, James Cordon, Ellie Goulding and more.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that our @Lionesses' defensive rock and captain @StephHoughton2 will be on the plane to France for the Women's World Cup.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 8, 2019
Steph - congratulations. I know you and the team will do the nation proud. Good luck!#BeReady #Lionesses pic.twitter.com/xoRHnNeCrI
Big names from the men’s game showed their support, with Raheem Sterling, Jordan Pickford and David Beckham getting involved in the public announcements.
The move was explained by England head coach Phil Neville as an opportunity to give the players their very own “special moment”.
Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: “We wanted to make sure that each individual player really had a special moment.
“Going to a World Cup was something I never did as a player and for these girls, it’s the biggest thing in their lives.”
Here’s the full line-up for the Women’s World Cup if you missed it: