Izzy Christiansen misses out on England Women's World Cup squad
The squad was revealed in stages throughout Wednesday morning, with Steph Houghton confirmed as captain by Prince William
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 08/05/19 9:01pm
Izzy Christiansen has missed out on a place in the England Women’s World Cup squad after losing her battle to recover from an ankle injury.
The Lyon midfielder has become an established part of Phil Neville's side but underwent surgery after injuring herself in the 3-0 victory over Japan that ensured England won the SheBelieves Cup in March.
Neville ultimately opted against selecting Christiansen, with Birmingham's Lucy Staniforth getting the nod instead.
Otherwise, there were few surprises in the England squad, which was gradually released via social media over the course of Wednesday morning by a series of celebrities and ex-footballers.
Steph Houghton was the first to be confirmed as England captain for this summer's tournament in France by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Radio 1 DJ Greg James and singer Ellie Goulding were among the other celebrities to participate in the squad announcements, along with the likes of David Beckham, Ian Wright and Kelly Smith.
England will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy, after finishing third in Canada four years ago and winning the SheBelieves Cup in the USA.
The Lionesses are in Group D alongside Scotland, Argentina and Japan, with the top two qualifying automatically for the knockout stages.
England Women World Cup squad
Karen Bardsley (Man City)
Mary Earps (Wolfsburg)
Carly Telford (Chelsea)
Steph Houghton (Man City, captain)
Lucy Bronze (Lyon)
Demi Stokes (Man City)
Rachel Daly (Houston Dash)
Alex Greenwood (Man Utd)
Millie Bright (Chelsea)
Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Abbie McManus (Man City)
Jade Moore (Reading)
Keira Walsh (Man City)
Jill Scott (Man City)
Karen Carney (Chelsea)
Georgia Stanway (Man City)
Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City)
Toni Duggan (Barcelona)
Ellen White (Birmingham)
Fran Kirby (Chelsea)
Nikita Parris (Man City)
Beth Mead (Arsenal)
Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign)