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England relies on proven forces

England setzt auf bewahrte KrafteEngland uses proven forces © SID-IMAGES/AFP/OLIVIER MORIN

In the women's World Cup in Germany, England relies on proven forces. There are 13 players who have played also the World Cup 2007 in the of the Vice European champion.

London (SID) - England sets women's World Championships in Germany (26 June to 17 July) on best forces. In the 21-member World Cup squad of the Vice European champion 13 players who played also the World Cup 2007, 15 actors were already at the European Championships 2009 on board.

Coach hope Powell familiar in Germany in addition to the active in the United States star player Kelly Smith (104 caps, 43 goals) further to a recently posted duo: Captain Faye White as well as Fara Williams had to contend with wounds in the recent past.

"Hope's Lions", thus the nickname of the English selection, put in their third World Cup appearance on a mix of young and old: 26 years the average age is. Most experienced player is Rachel Yankey 109 international stakes (14 goals).

England is in the final round in Group B on Mexico (June 27), New Zealand (July 1) and Japan (July 5). -The English World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley, New Jersey sky blue), Rachel Brown (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Bristol Academy)

Defenders: Sophie Bradley (Lincoln ladies), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Boston breakers), Casey Stoney (Lincoln ladies), Dunia Susi (Birmingham City), Rachel Unitt (Everton), Faye White (Arsenal)

Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Jess Clarke (Lincoln ladies), Steph Houghton (Arsenal), midfielders: Anita Asante (New Jersey sky blue), Jill Scott (Everton), Fara Williams (Everton), Rachel Yankey (Arsenal)

Forwards: Eniola Aluko (New Jersey sky blue), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Kelly Smith (Boston breakers), Ellen white (Arsenal)