The Lionesses announce their World Cup squad on Twitter

10th May 2019

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.



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:

  • Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Man City), Mary Earps (Wolfsburg), Carly Telford (Chelsea)
  • Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Man Utd), Steph Houghton (captain, Man City), Abbie McManus (Man City), Demi Stokes (Man City) Leah Williamson (Arsenal) 
  • Midfielders: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Reading), Jill Scott (Man City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Man City), Keira Walsh (Man City)
  • Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona) Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Man City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Ellen White (Birmingham City) 

Click here to check out all the announcements. 

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