Seven City Women players called up for England fixtures

Manchester City's Ladies will be well represented at the end of November during the upcoming international break, as seven first-team players have been called up by boss Mark Sampson ahead of their two fixtures against Germany and Bosnia.

The Lionesses, who impressed with a valiant third-placed finish at this summer's World Cup in Canada, are set to face Bosnia next Sunday (3.30pm KO) as a part of their UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying campaign.

Before then, they face Germany on Thursday next week - which is set to be televised on the BBC with kick-off scheduled for a 5pm start UK time.

The 23-player squad, is as follows:

Goalkeepers and defenders

Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Rachael Laws (Sunderland), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Laura Bassett, Amy Turner and Alex Greenwood (Notts County), Gilly Flaherty and Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton (c) and Demi Stokes (all Manchester City).

Midfielders and forwards

Isobel Christiansen and Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal).

Eniola Aluko, Gemma Davison and Fran Kirby (all Chelsea), Jess Clarke and Ellen White (Notts County), Jodie Taylor (Portland Thorns), Toni Duggan (Manchester City).

Champions: Davison, Rafferty, Kirby and Aluko (from left-to-right) celebrate during one of their many WSL wins this past term.

Strongest starting eleven:

(4-3-1-2): Bardsley; Bronze, Houghton, Bassett, Greenwood; Scott, Williams, Nobbs; Christiansen; Aluko and Duggan.

Other players on international duty with Euro qualifiers ahead

Elsewhere across the UK, three other first-team players will be representing their countries across the coming week.

Jennifer Beattie and new signing Jane Ross have both been called up to the Scotland squad - they face Macedonia on the 29th of November, having picked up nine out of a possible nine points from their three qualifiers thus far.

Midfielder Natasha Harding has been named in Wales' squad for their European qualifier. She'll be hoping for a good result against Kazakhstan on Thursday afternoon, as the Dragons are currently winless after two qualifying fixtures.

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