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10 May 2019

Alumna makes Lionesses World Cup squad

Mary Earps has been selected to represent England at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.

The goalkeeper currently plays for German side, VfL Wolfsburg, having graduated in 2016 with a BSc in Information Management and Business Studies. She is one of three goalkeepers included in the 23-strong squad, which was announced on Wednesday. 

Mary has previously played for FA Women's Super League sides Birmingham City, Bristol Academy, Doncaster Belles and Reading. She has played for England at U17, U19 and U23 level, making her senior debut in 2017. She currently has five England caps to her name. 

In an unprecedented move, each squad member’s inclusion was announced by a high-profile celebrity, with Mary’s selection made official by BBC Radio 1 DJ, Clara Amfo.  

Led by ex-Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville, England have been drawn in Group D against debutants Scotland (9 June), Argentina (14 June) and the 2011 champions, Japan (19 June).

The tournament takes place in France between the 7 June – 7 July 2019.

Congratulations to Mary on her achievement and we wish the Lionesses the best of luck in the tournament. 

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