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Smith Withdraws From England Women's Team

Smith Withdraws From England Women's Team

Kelly Smith has been forced to withdraw from the England Women's team after suffering an injury.

Head coach Mark Sampson has chosen not to replace the 35 year old after she picked up a quad strain, and we will now head into the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Ukraine without her.

She would've no doubt been looking forward to these encounters, as she was in good form for Arsenal, as they beat Everton 2-0 in the FA Women's Cup Final, where she scored one and provided the assist for the other.

The Belarus game takes place on Saturday June 14 and we then face Ukraine five days later, and we will be looking to extend our position at the top of Group 6 given we have won all six games so far, without yet conceding a goal, and the longer that run can continue the better.

Goalkeepers:
Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Rachel Brown-Finnis (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal).

Defenders:
Sophie Bradley (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of South Florida).

Midfielders:
Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool).

Forwards:
Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Jess Clarke (Notts County), Dunia Susi (Notts County), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Reading), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers).

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday June 13 2014
Time: 9:20PM

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