The biggest stars of the England women's national football team
Keep reading for our guide to the biggest names in the England women's national team.
Fran Kirby - Stargirl
Without a doubt the Lioness to watch this Summer will be Fran Kirby. The Chelsea player is a true rising star in Women’s football and is often responsible for the creative play in this England women’s team. She is small, explosive and creative, and if she has a good game, the rest of the England ladies tend to follow-suit.
Lucy Bronze - A Homecoming
One of the Lionesses main strengths will be Lucy Bronze. Bronze plays domestically for Lyon, so will feel at home playing in a tournament being hosted in France. She is widely regarded as the best right back in the world, due to her incredible attitude and reading of the game. She will run through brick walls to make sure her team win, and because of this, she has been shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or and the World Player of the Year awards.
Toni Duggan - The Barcelona Baller
One player who will not be short of confidence this Summer is Toni Duggan. Having earned a move to Barcelona in 2017, the tricky winger will be looking to add to her impressive goal tally. She will be hoping that England will line up using a 4-3-3, which has been the source of a lot of her success in the England Women’s team. It gives her the chance to push on and attack players. But England have alternated between this and a 4-2-3-1 formation in the recent friendlies.
Phil Neville - The Lion Tamer
Undoubtedly the most recognisable name in the dressing room will be the coach, Phil Neville. After taking over in January 2018, he’s taking charge for his first ever Women’s World Cup. He’s no stranger to high-pressure environments though, having played a key role for Manchester United in both a playing, and coaching capacity during his career. Also, having played alongside Gareth Southgate for the England men at Euro 96, he’ll be looking to take some inspiration from Southgate’s men’s World Cup team during the last World Cup.