Arsenal’s Leah Williamson will captain England Lionesses in their opening 2023 World Cup Qualifier against North Macedonia at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Leah has been made captain following the withdrawal of Steph Houghton from the squad due to injury. Earlier this week, new coach Sarina Weigman had said that Houghton would captain the team for this round of qualifiers before a permanent appointment would be decided on.
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Weigman didn’t confirm that Williamson would skipper the side on Tuesday evening too. Sarina did say, ‘This is also an exciting opportunity for Leah Williamson to wear the captain’s armband at senior level for the first time and I look forward to seeing her in action.’