The Lionesses, led by captain Leah Williamson and supported by vice-captains Millie Bright and Ellen White, will be competing with Europe’s leading nations for the chance to claim the trophy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 31 July. The tournament gets underway on the evening of Wednesday 6 July with England taking on Austria at a sold-out Old Trafford, Manchester.
There is a strong blend of experience and youth in the group. Jill Scott is included for what will be her fourth EURO after she took part in the 2009, 2013 and 2017 editions. England’s all-time leading scorer White, on 50 goals, will be making her third EURO consecutive appearance.
Nine players in Ellie Roebuck, Hannah Hampton, Jess Carter, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Alessia Russo, Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp, Chloe Kelly and Bethany England will all be taking part in their first major tournament with England.
Wiegman said: “I am excited by what is possible for this group. We all know this is a huge opportunity and it is one we have to grab with both hands. The chance to represent the nation on such a big stage on home soil is one to relish. This group so far has proven they are prepared to give it all they have in every training session, in every meeting and in every game.
“Making the final selection is always difficult because we know the talent and commitment of every single player. All 28 players have all been superb on and off the pitch, since I started. I am certain those we have had to disappoint will give everything to support us and be ready if called upon.
“Of course, we hope to avoid any setbacks before we start against Austria but we know where we can turn in case we need a replacement. Togetherness is a big part of what we are all about and from every player in the squad to my superb support team, and with the strong backing of everyone at the FA and our fans, we are committed to make it a summer to remember.”
England take on Belgium at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton on Thursday
before a full week of training at St. George’s Park from Monday that will culminate in the visit of the Netherlands to Elland Road, Leeds on Friday 24 June
. The squad will travel to Switzerland on Monday 27 June for an overseas camp that will include a final warm-up fixture with their hosts in Zurich on Thursday 30 June.
Tickets are still available for the fixtures at Molineux and Elland Road, visit www.thefa.com/tickets for more information.
You can also hear more from Wiegman on her squad selection here.
England’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Squad
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Aston Villa, loan from Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Forwards: Bethany England
(Chelsea), Lauren Hemp
(Manchester City), Chloe Kelly
(Manchester City), Beth Mead
(Arsenal), Nikita Parris
(Arsenal), Alessia Russo
(Manchester United), Ellen White