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Lionesses Women’s Nations League: Keira Walsh and Bethany England ruled out due to injury

Keira Walsh started England’s World Cup final loss to Spain in August

England’s Keira Walsh will miss this month’s Women’s Nations League matches against Scotland and the Netherlands due to injury.

Spurs striker Bethany England is also out through injury and is replaced by Manchester City’s Jess Park.

Walsh and England are the only players missing from the Lionesses squad that reached the Women’s World Cup final.

Sarina Wiegman’s 24-player squad includes recalls Lucy Staniforth and Maya Le Tissier.

Aston Villa midfielder Staniforth and Manchester United defender Le Tissier have both traveled to Australia on standby ahead of the World Cup.

England, 29 years old, had hip surgery on September 6 and will miss the start of the Women’s Super League season.

The Lionesses will face Scotland on Friday September 22 in Sunderland before traveling to Utrecht to face the Netherlands on Tuesday September 26.

England also face Belgium in their Nations League group, the winner of which will advance to the semi-finals in February.

Full England squad

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Chelsea), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City)

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben- Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielder: Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Jess Park (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Attackers: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Alessia Russo (Arsenal), Katie Robinson (Brighton)

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