Arsenal forward Beth Mead has been recalled into the England squad for Tuesday’s friendly against Northern Ireland as a replacement for Fran Kirby, who is carrying a knock from Chelsea’s victory over Bristol City last weekend.
Mead was a surprise omission from the Lionesses squad for Tuesday’s friendly after making a starting eleven place her own under previous boss Phil Neville. England are currently being coached by interim manager Hege Riise until Dutch coach Sarina Weigman takes up the role in September. Riise will also be in charge of Team GB in this summer’s Olympics.
On Thursday evening, Danielle van de Donk, Jill Roord and Vivianne Miedema were all on target in Netherlands’ 6-1 victory over Belgium, the Dutch team play against Germany on Wednesday evening. Lisa Evans and Jen Beattie were unused subs in Scotland’s 10-0 Euro 2021 qualifying game against Cyprus- Scotland can no longer qualify for the tournament and they play again against Portugal on Tuesday. Lia Walti, Malin Gut and Noelle Maritz are part of the Swiss squad for their friendlies against France on Saturday and Tuesday.