Eleven players head off on international duty

Busy period for Albion players as they link up with their countries.

By Bruce Talbot • 10 February 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Kayleigh Green's Wales are taking part in the Pintar Cup.

Eleven senior players will be in action for their countries later this month during a busy international break for Albion women’s first-team squad.

Two could be in direct opposition during the Tournoi de France, a four-team competition involving the hosts, Brazil, Finland and the Netherlands.

Finland meet the Dutch in Le Harve on 19 February when defender Emma Koivisto and midfielder Inessa Kaagman could line up against each other.

Three players – Ellie Brazil, Maya Le Tissier and Katie Robinson – are also heading to France with England under-23s for two games against the French in Normandy.

Maisie Symonds is in England’s under-19 squad for a tournament in Marbella and fellow midfielder Libby Bance is on standby. England will play Germany, Switzerland and one other opponent to be confirmed.

By Paul Hazlewood
Inessa Kaagman will be hoping to feature for the Netherlands during the international break.

Also heading to Spain to compete in the Pintar Cup in Murcia are Ireland pair Megan Walsh and Megan Connolly and Wales’ Kayleigh Green. Scotland, Belgium and Slovakia are also involved and Walsh, who got her first Ireland call-up at the end of last year, may make her international debut.

Emma Kullberg and Julia Zigiotti will be linking up with Sweden for the Algarve Cup in Portugal and three members of the club’s academy will also be on international duty.

Lea Cordier is with Belgium’s under-23s for a friendly against Spain while Megan Curran, Maisie Miller and Ella Humphrey will be linking up with Wales for an under-19 training camp.