Sarina Wiegman has included Hannah Hampton in the England squad for upcoming matches against Brazil and Australia
Aston Villa goalkeeper Hannah Hampton had been a part of the victorious Lionesses team at the 2022 European Championship but was not selected for subsequent games by Sarina Wiegman, who cited areas for improvement.
However, the 22-year-old has now been called up for England’s upcoming matches against Brazil and Australia, having resolved her personal issues.
Defender Esme Morgan from Manchester City has also been included in the squad.
Sarina Wiegman has left out Lotte Wubben-Moy of Arsenal and Katie Zelem, the captain of Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Tottenham striker Bethany England and Ebony Salmon of Houston Dash have also not made it to the squad.
This will be Wiegman’s last chance to work with her players before the 2023 World Cup.
Wiegman names Lionesses squad with Hampton included
Wiegman has said: “We are getting closer to the World Cup and I can’t think of two better games to assess our progress. After these games, there will be less than three months until we fly to the tournament and we must make every second on and off the pitch count. For us as a technical staff this will be the last chance to see the players within our England environment before we come together for the final preparation phase in June. And these two matches will be two real tests to see where we are at.”
She added on competing in the inaugural women’s Finalissima against Brazil at Wembley on April 6, with a clash against Australia to come at the Brentford Community Stadium on April 11: “This is a major new trophy and to compete for it at a sold-out Wembley is another special moment, both for us as a team but also for our fans. We will never take these occasions for granted and I want to see how we perform against two teams that will be hoping to challenge for the World Cup.”
England squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa, Sandy MacIver (Manchester City), Ellie Roebuck(Manchester City)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lucy Parker (West Ham United), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Jess Park (Everton, loan from Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona)
Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alessia Russo (Manchester United)