England are again in motion for the primary time since July’s historic Euro 2022 victory on Saturday, as they tackle Austria of their penultimate World Cup qualifier.
The Lionesses will likely be assured of their place at subsequent summer time’s World Cup in the event that they keep away from defeat in opposition to Irene Fuhrmann’s facet, who’re at the moment second within the group.
Nonetheless, England won’t have all of it their very own means, with Austria proving a stern check when the pair met two months earlier within the Euro 2022 opener at Outdated Trafford because the Lionesses edged a 1-0 victory.
When is kick off? Saturday 3 September, 16:30 (BST)
The place is the match being performed? Stadion Wiener Neustadt
TV channel/livestream? ITV (UK)
What time does protection begin? 16:00 (BST)
England are with out 5 members of their Euro 2022 profitable squad; Ellen White and Jill Scott have introduced their retirement from skilled soccer, Hannah Hampton has remained with Aston Villa attributable to private causes and Fran Kirby and Chloe Kelly are each out via damage.
Katie Zelem, Jordan Nobbs, Ebony Salmon, Lauren James and Sandy MacIver have all been recalled to the Lionesses squad by Sarina Wiegman for the September camp.
Kirby and White are the one absentees who began all six of England’s Euro 2022 matches; Manchester United duo Ella Toone and Alessia Russo, who had been so efficient from the bench in the course of the match, may are available in to the crew of their place.
Austria (4-5-1): Zinsberger; Wienroither, Schnaderbeck, Wenninger, Henshaw; Dunst, Puntigam, Zadrazil, Feiersinger, Naschwenweng; Billa.
England (4-3-3): Earps; Bronze, Brilliant, Williamson, Daly; Walsh, Stanway, Toone; Mead, Russo, Hemp.
Latest encounters between these two sides have been tight, cagey affairs, with England registering slim 1-0 victories of their final two victories.
Austria are a resilient, dogged and defensively well-drilled facet – Laura Wienroither significantly impressed in the course of the Euros – however the Lionesses ought to have sufficient high quality to edge previous them, and proceed their outstanding file beneath Sarina Wiegman.
Prediction: Austria 0-1 England