Team analysis



England squad
1Sophie Baggaley29/11/1996Goalkeeper909090 Birmingham City LFC (ENG)
2Rosella Ayane16/03/1996Forward909090 Chelsea FC Women (ENG)
3Molly Bartrip01/06/1996Defender909090 Reading Girls FC (ENG)
4Jodie Brett09/03/1996Midfield65* Chelsea FC Women (ENG)
5Madeleine Cusack28/10/1995Midfield25+9027+ Aston Villa Ladies FC (ENG)
6Jenna Dear29/05/1996Midfield909090 Chelsea FC Women (ENG)
7Coral-Jade Haines21/06/1996Forward50*15+63* Birmingham City LFC (ENG)
8Carla Humphrey15/12/1996Forward83*75*79* Arsenal WFC (ENG)
9Rebecca Lloyd15/03/1997Midfield 7+ Birmingham City LFC (ENG)
10Sarah Mayling20/03/1997Midfield40+9090 Aston Villa Ladies FC (ENG)
11Ashleigh Mills09/03/1996Defender909090 Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC (ENG)
12Elisha N'Dow13/10/1996Defender 83* Aston Villa Ladies FC (ENG)
13Kirstie Levell07/01/1997Goalkeeper Everton LFC (ENG)
14Jemma Purfield21/02/1997Forward7+ 11+ Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC (ENG)
15Vyan Sampson02/07/1996Defender9090 Arsenal WFC (ENG)
16Frances Steele02/10/1996Midfield 15+ Arsenal WFC (ENG)
17Millie Turner07/07/1996Midfield9075*90 Everton LFC (ENG)
18Claudia Walker10/06/1996Forward9090901 Liverpool LFC (ENG)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Brent Hills
"Eleven players who were eligible for the tournament were going to the Under-20 World Cup, which created a fantastic opportunity for other girls to play – 17 of them could play next year, four in the next two years. I was disappointed to lose all three games, of course, but I can only be proud of them. In all three games they showed that they can play at this level. We just didn't have the experience and the guile to finish off. But that was the objective: to gain as much valuable experience as possible." 

England team analysis

England team analysis

• 4-3-3 with single screening midfielder and wingers

• Possession game; high-tempo passing, limited touches; good technique

• Solid back four linking well with anchoring midfielder to build from back

• Good width; wingers cutting in to create space for overlapping full-backs

• High line; composed under pressure; keeper quick to sweep at back

• Proficient approach play not matched by finishing and/or decisive pass in final third

• Positional rotations; competitive spirit; athletic qualities; strong work ethic