Rachel Brown called up to England’s Womens World Cup squad

CALL UP: Rachel Brown
CALL UP: Rachel Brown

BURNLEY-born keeper Rachel Brown has received a call up to the England Womens World Cup squad.

England manager Hope Powell has selected Rachel, who has represented England at Euro 2005, Euro 2009 and wore the number one jersey at the World Cup in 2007.

Rachel only recently made herself available for selection, after a stop-start Everton campaign so far this season with injury.

She will face stiff competition for the number one spot from Bristol Academy keeper Siobhan Chamberlain and Karen Bardsley, who plays her football in the United States.

England’s first game is against Mexico on Monday, 27th June in Wolfsburg, Germany.

England’s FIFA Women’s World Cup squad in full:

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)

MIDFIELDERS

Anita Asante (New Jersey Sky Blue), Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Jess Clarke (Lincoln Ladies), Steph Houghton (Arsenal), 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)