England's heroic Lionesses meet up for international duty for first time since Euro 2022 at St George's Park | The Sun
SARINA WIEGMAN and England’s stars were all smiles ahead of the team’s World Cup qualifying clashes with Austria and Luxembourg.
The Lionesses' boss and her players were gathering today for training for the first time since winning the European Championship in July.
And they arrived at St George’s Park with some of its windowsadorned with stunning black and white photos of their goal celebrations during the tournament.
Images include Ella Toone’s ecstatic celebration after her iconic chipped opener during the team's 2-1 defeat of Germany in the final
This Saturday the Lionesses take on Austria away ahead of a duel with Luxembourg at a sold-out Stoke City Stadium on September 6.
The Euros title-holders are looking to pick up their second competitive win against their rivals this year when the sides at Wiener Neustadt stadium.
One point from the encounter will be enough for the Lionesses to book a place in the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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Among the Lionesses making their return for international duty is Arsenal star, Jordan Nobbs.
The Gunners’ ace, 29,is one of five midfielders named in Wiegman’s 23-strong squad having returned to full fitness following a knee injury.
And Chelsea’s Lauren James and Houston Dash ace Ebony Salmon are among the forwards included.
Salmon is targeting a second senior England appearance with James after her first cap.
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England are top of their World Cup qualifying group after eight games with a five-point lead over Austria who are currently second.
The Lionesses are yet to lose a match under Wiegman since she took charge of the side last September
And they hope to extend their unbeaten run under their head coach to 21 games with a victory against Austria on Friday.
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