Lionesses squad numbers confirmed ahead of the 2019 FIFA World Cup

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The England Lionesses will meet at St. George’s Park later today to prepare for their final ‘Road to France Series’ matches against Denmark at a *sold-out Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium (Saturday 25 May) and a send-off meeting with New Zealand at Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium (Saturday 1 June).

They will then fly to Nice on 4 June for a mouthwatering opening group game against Scotland (Sunday 9 June), head north to Le Havre to take on Argentina (Friday 14 June) before their final group match against Japan (Wednesday 19 June) back in Nice. Ahead of the World Cup, today England’s squad numbers have been confirmed.

Skipper Steph Houghton will wear No 5 while Nikita Parris will wear the No 7 shirt. Forward Jodie Taylor receives the No 9 jersey while Keira Walsh will don No 4.

Head coach Phil Neville said: “Releasing the squad numbers is another significant moment on our World Cup journey.

“We’ve tried to keep the same numbers as we used in our last camp as we knew the players were happy with those choices. 

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“Excitement is really starting to kick in and it’ll be great to work with most of the squad [aside from those playing in Saturday’s Champions League final] over the next few days at St. George’s Park as we prepare for our last two games before departing for France.

“The new kits are great and the players can’t wait to wear them at this summer’s tournament.”

Squad numbers

1. Karen Bardsley
2. Lucy Bronze
3. Alex Greenwood
4. Keira Walsh
5. Steph Houghton
6. Millie Bright
7. Nikita Parris
8. Jill Scott
9. Jodie Taylor
10. Fran Kirby
11.Toni Duggan
12.Demi Stokes
13.Carly Telford
14.Leah Williamson
15. Abbie McManus
16. Jade Moore
17. Rachel Daly
18. Ellen White
19. Georgia Stanway
20. Karen Carney
21. Mary Earps
22. Beth Mead
23. Lucy Staniforth

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