Team analysis

England

England

England squad
No.PlayerBornPos.FRAWALDENFINFRAGSClub
1Elizabeth Durack20/05/1994Goalkeeper90909090120 Everton LFC (ENG)
2Martha Harris19/08/1994Defender90909090120 Lincoln LFC (ENG)
3Felicity Gibbons09/07/1994Defender 1+ Watford LFC (ENG)
4Jade Bailey11/11/1995Midfield9055* 10+ Arsenal WFC (ENG)
5Aoife Mannion24/09/1995Defender90909090120 Birmingham City LFC (ENG)
6Paige Williams10/03/1995Defender909090901202 Everton LFC (ENG)
7Natasha Flint02/08/1996Forward52* 4+ Manchester City WFC (ENG)
8Sherry McCue16/09/1994Midfield90909090110* Aston Villa Ladies FC (ENG)
9Nikita Parris10/03/1994Forward38+9090*72*1202 Everton LFC (ENG)
10Jessica Sigsworth13/10/1994Forward909090901201 Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC (ENG)
11Hannah Blundell25/05/1994Forward908+25+18+47+ Chelsea FC Women (ENG)
12Melissa Lawley28/04/1994Forward82*65*9073*1 Birmingham City LFC (ENG)
13Megan Walsh12/11/1994Goalkeeper Aston Villa Ladies FC (ENG)
14Abbey-Leigh Stringer17/05/1995Midfield 14+ Aston Villa Ladies FC (ENG)
15Ellie Stewart02/11/1996Defender Liverpool LFC (ENG)
16Meaghan Sargeant16/03/1994Defender90909090120 Lincoln LFC (ENG)
17Bethany Mead09/05/1995Forward11+909086*1203 Sunderland WFC (ENG)
18Katie Zelem20/01/1996Midfield79*35+9076*1201 Liverpool LFC (ENG)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach
Mo Marley
31/01/67
We knew on paper that we had an exceptionally strong team but we didn't know how they'd cope in a tournament, it was an unknown. That probably showed at the end. Our girls didn't know what five games meant. Going through four and the euphoria of getting to the final, you think you can run all day. It's when you get to a final against a really top team, that you realise you're running on empty. After the final I told the girls I was really proud of what they had achieved.

England team analysis

England team analysis

• Variations on 4-3-3 with hardworking Sherry McCue (No8) pivotal in midfield

• Effective mix of combination play and direct back-to-front passing

• Power play based on pace, anticipation, aerial ability, good shielding of ball

• Decent width; positional interchanging by fast, strong mid-to-front players

• Attacks well built by back four; notably full-backs Martha Harris (No2) and Paige Williams (No6)

• Emphatic, well-organised defending backed by excellent keeper Elizabeth Durack (No1)

• Sustained pressure on opponents; strong team ethic, commitment