Fourteen players on international duty

First call-up for Victoria Williams while Katie Robinson links up with Lionesses again.

By Heather Miller • 14 February 2023

By Patrick Sullivan
Fourteen Albion players receive international call-ups.

Jamaica – Victoria Williams

By Patrick Sullivan
Williams receives first senior call up for Jamaica

This is Victoria’s first call-up to the Jamaican squad as the Reggae Girlz head down under for the Cup of Nations tournament. 

The squad will start against Spain at the Central Coast Stadium. Lorne Donaldson's team will also face Czech Republic and the hosts Australia, where Victoria could come up against her Albion teammate Lydia Williams.

  • Thursday 16th February: Spain, (Australia)
  • Sunday 19th February: Czech Republic, (Australia)
  • Wednesday 22nd February: Australia, (Australia)

England – Katie Robinson

By Patrick Sullivan
Robinson, Fox, and Pattinson all receive Lioness call

Katie received her second senior call-up to Serina Wiegman's squad as the Lionesses take part in the Arnold Cup against Korea, Italy and Belgium.

The 20-year-old made her debut against Norway in England's final match of 2022 last November. 

The winger has been a consistent starter in the Albion team since Jens Scheuer's arrival at the end of last year, and her form has been rewarded again by Wiegman.

  • Thursday 16th February: South Korea, (Stadium MK Milton Keynes)
  • Sunday 19th February: Italy, (Ricoh Arena Coventry)
  • Wednesday 22nd February: Belgium, (Ashton Gate, Bristol)

England Under-23 – Jorja Fox and Poppy Pattinson

Jorja and Poppy have both been called up to Mo Marley’s young Lionesess squad for the first England camp of 2023.

The two defenders will face Spain behind closed doors at St George’s Park before taking on Belgium at Prenton Park next week.

  • Thursday 16th February: Spain, St George’s Park.
  • Monday 20th February: Belgium; Prenton Park, Tranmere.

Wales – Kayleigh Green

By Patrick Sullivan
Green to represent Wales once more

Kayleigh has again been called up to Gemma Grainger’s international squad as the team play in the Pinatar Cup in Spain.

The Cymru start against Philippines on Wednesday before facing Iceland and Scotland. 

  • Wednesday 15th February: Philippines, (Spain)
  • Saturday 18th February: Iceland, (Spain)
  • Tuesday 21st February: Scotland (Spain)

Greece – Veatriki Sarri

By Patrick Sullivan
Sarri called up for Greece

Vea has once again been called up for international duty and she has travelled to Athens with the Greek squad for a week of training.

Norway – Guro Bergsvand

By Patrick Sullivan
Guro to compete in the Tournoi de France with Norway

A January signing by Albion, Guro has once again been called up to the Norwegian squad by Martin Sjögren for the Tournoi de France.

They take on Uruguay on Wednesday at the Stade Raymond Kopa in Angers before facing Denmark and France.

  • Wednesday 15th February: Uruguay (Angers)
  • Saturday 18th February: Denmark (Laval)
  • Tuesday 21st February: France (Angers)

Korea Republic - Ye-Eun Park and Geummin Lee

By Patrick Sullivan
Ye-Eun and Lee to represent Korea Republic in Arnold Clark Cup

Ye-eun and Lee have both been called up to the Korea Republic squad that will compete in the Arnold Clark Cup.  

The team will begin their games against England in Milton Keynes where they could face team-mate Katie Robinson before fixtures against Belgium and Italy. 

  • Thursday 16th February: England, (Stadium MK, Milton Keynes)
  • Sunday 19th February: Belgium, (Ricoh Arena, Coventry)
  • Wednesday 22nd February: Italy, (Ashton Gate, Bristol)

Australia – Lydia Williams

Lydia Williams receives Australia call-up

The Matildas will begin their preparation for the World Cup in the summer with matches against Czech Republic on Thursday at the Central Coast Stadium before they face Spain and then Jamaica next week, where Lydia will come up against her Albion teammate Victoria Williams.

  • Thursday 16th February: Czech Republic, (Central Coast)
  • Sunday 19th February: Spain, (Sydney)
  • Wednesday 22nd February: Jamaica, (Newcastle NSW)

New Zealand – Rebekah Stott

By Patrick Sullivan
Stott to represent Football Ferns

Rebekah Stott has been called up to represent New Zealand in their first international camp of 2023.

Stotty made her return to the pitch for Albion last month and scored in her first game back after injury in the 7-0 win over West Brom in the FA Cup. 

The Football Ferns will face Portugal and Argentina twice in a run of three friendlies in New Zealand next week. They are co-hosts of this summer's World Cup. 

  • Wednesday 17th February: Portugal (Hamilton)
  • Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd February: Argentina (Auckland)

Republic of Ireland – Megan Walsh and Megan Connolly

By Patrick Sullivan
Walsh and Connolly to face China in upcoming friendly

Both Megan Walsh and Megan Connolly have received another call-up to Vera Pauw’s Republic of Ireland squad as they travel to Spain for their camp where they face China in a friendly as part of their World Cup preparations. 

The two have been key players for Jens Scheuer’s Albion squad in recent weeks with Connolly returning after a breaking a rib on international duty last September. 

  • Wednesday 22nd February: China (Friendly)

Sweden – Julia Zigiotti

By Patrick Sullivan
Zigiotti to return to international duty with Sweden

The Albion skipper has been a key player for the squad since Jens Scheuer’s appointment at the end of December, scoring four goals in her last three games for Albion.

As part of their World Cup preparations, Peter Gerhardsson’s side will face China and Germany in two friendlies during their international camp in Spain next week.

  • Thursday 16th February: China (Marbella)
  • Tuesday 21st February: Germany (Duisburg)