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England Euro 2022 squad: Steph Houghton misses out as Lionesses name group for home tournament

Steph Houghton has missed out on England’s final 23-player squad for Euro 2022. Houghton has captained England at the last three major international tournaments and although she made the provisional squad, the defender has not featured competitively since January due to injury and will miss out on the home championships. ”It’s hard decision but she is not ready to compete,” England manager Sarina Wiegman said. “She did everything possible but she is just not ready. It’s hard for every player, but she is a big player who has made a big impact on the game. It’s really hard.”Leah Williamson will...
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Sarina Wiegman: Steph Houghton was ‘not ready to compete’ for England at Euro 2022

England boss Sarina Wiegman described it as a “really hard” decision to leave Steph Houghton out of her final Euros squad as she stressed she feels the defender is “just not ready to compete”.Houghton, the Lionesses’ captain at their last three major tournaments, failed to make the cut as a provisional 28-player group named last month was reduced to 23 on Wednesday, ahead of this summer’s showpiece on home soil getting under way on July 6.The Manchester City centre-back has not played since January due to an Achilles issue, for which she underwent surgery in February.This is our family 🤝—...
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Steph Houghton left out of England’s final 23-player squad for home Euros

Steph Houghton has been left out of England’s final 23-player squad for this summer’s home Euros.Lucy Staniforth, Katie Zelem, Niamh Charles and Sandy MacIver are the others from the provisional 28-strong group omitted by Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman.Houghton, England’s captain at their last three major tournaments, has not played since January due to an Achilles issue, for which she underwent surgery in February.The squad for this summer's #WEURO2022! pic.twitter.com/fh3Ik2qqep— Lionesses (@Lionesses) June 15, 2022Jill Scott and Fran Kirby are two out of action towards the end of the season to get the nod from Wiegman, who named Leah Williamson as...
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Steph Houghton backing herself to be ready for England in time for Euro 2022

England defender Steph Houghton is confident she can return to her best in time for next month’s European Championship.The Manchester City skipper, capped 121 times by her country, has not played under Lionesses head coach Sarina Wiegman having been sidelined since January due to injury.But the 34-year-old has not ruled out a return to action in time to play her part in next month’s tournament, which is hosted by England.After completing a training session at St George’s Park on Tuesday, Houghton said: “I’ve been given a chance to do that and prove my fitness, but I back myself, I back...
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Steph Houghton confident of being ready for European Championship

England defender Steph Houghton is confident she can return to her best in time for next month’s European Championship. The Manchester City skipper, capped 121 times by her country, has not played under Lionesses head coach Sarina Wiegman having been sidelined since January due to injury. But the 34-year-old...
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Steph Houghton: England star 'extremely honoured' to make Euros longlist

Manchester City captain Steph Houghton says she is "extremely honoured" to be named in England's preliminary squad for the Women's Euros and remains hopeful of making the final squad. Houghton, 34, has not played since January through injury. She was selected as part of a 28-player squad and has until...
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Steph Houghton: I have to earn the right to be in the England squad

Manchester City captain Steph Houghton says she "has to earn the right" to be in the England squad, after being named in Sarina Wiegman's preliminary squad for the Women's Euros. Houghton, 34, has not played since January through injury. She was selected as part of a 28-player squad and has...
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