Albion players head off on World Cup duty

Important qualifiers for some of our WFT squad.

By Bruce Talbot • 29 August 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Striker Elisabeth Terland will link up with the Norway squad ahead of their qualifiers against Belgium and Albania.

Seven Albion players will be heading off on international duty this week as the battle to qualify for the Women’s World Cup in 2023 hots up.

Two of our players, Megan Connolly and Meg Walsh, are linking up with the Republic of Ireland for crucial qualifiers against Finland in Dublin on 1 September and Slovakia in Bratislava five days later.

Sweden have already qualified from Group A, but Ireland are second and victory over Finland would seal a place in the play-offs. They lead the Finns by one point and Finland finish their group games against Sweden, whose squad includes Albion defender Emma Kullberg.

In Group G, there is a three-way battle for the play-off spot with France already qualified. Kayleigh Green’s Wales are second, three points clear of Vea Sarri’s Greece and the teams meet in Volos on 2 September. Wales also face Slovakia, who are currently third in the group, four days later while the Greeks finish against France in Sedan on 6 September.

Albion striker Elisabeth Terland will join up with Norway for their Group F matches against Belgium in Leuven on 2 September and Albania in Oslo four days later. Norway top the group and four points from those two matches would deal qualification.

Striker Lee Guenmin is linking up with South Korea for a friendly against Jamaica while Poppy Pattinson, Jorja Fox and Katie Robinson are all due to join the England under-23 squad for a training camp and friendly in Norway. 

Under-21s goalkeeper Lily Murray has been invited to take part in a training camp with the Swiss under-17 squad for five days from September 5 while three team-mates, Ella Humphrey, Megan Curran and Maisie Miller, are with the Wales' under-19s at a training camp.