Wiegman excited by selection headaches as England prove dominant


Arina Wiegman is set for the prospect of selection headaches after her England women’s side kicked off their preparations for Euro 2022 with a comfortable win over Belgium.

The Lionesses put in a dominant performance to beat the Belgians 3-0 at Molineux in what was the first of three warm-up games ahead of the Euros at home next month.

England controlled the first half, but it wasn’t until after the break that they finally got on the scoresheet. Substitute Chloe Kelly scored the opening goal and Rachel Daly netted the second to underscore the strength in depth within Wiegman’s squad.

Wiegman is still working on her best XI ahead of next month’s tournament opener against Austria and she’s ready for a lot of headaches.

“I think we have 23 [players] and you can bring in all the players,” Wiegman said.

“So yeah, I hope I don’t get a headache, but then I want a lot of headaches!”

“The competition in this team is really high and we have opportunities for many players. Now we are also looking for connections.

“We can use different qualities in different positions. We’re getting a little closer [to our starting XI], but not everything is settled. We still have two matches left. [until the Euros].

“So we will see what happens. Things can change very quickly too, that’s what we also know in top-level sport.

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