Staniforth and Hampton earn England Lionesses call ups

England head coach Phil Neville has named his squad for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup in the United States which begins next month.

The Lionesses won the tournament for the first time in 2019 and will start their title defence against the world champions the United States in Orlando, Florida on Friday 6 March (12am KO). 

Lucy Staniforth, a member of Neville’s World Cup squad last summer, will make her second SheBelieves Cup appearance after impressing in last year’s tournament. 

Lucy’s fine 20-yard drive opened the scoring against Japan and set the Lionesses on course to a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Goalkeeper Hannah Hampton earns her first call up to an England Senior camp after coming through the ranks of the U-19s and U-21s.

The 19 year old joins the squad as a training player which means she won’t be included in the matchday squad but will be included in all other activity.

Spain are making their debut in the event, while Japan are returning for a second time. The four teams will play each other once in a round-robin tournament.

SheBelieves Cup 2020 Fixtures:

  • 5 March: Spain v Japan, Florida (21:15 GMT)
  • 6 March: USA v England, Florida (00:00 GMT)
  • 8 March: Japan v England, New Jersey (19:15 GMT)
  • 8 March: USA v Spain, New Jersey (22:00 GMT)
  • 11 March: England v Spain, Texas (22:15 GMT)
  • 11 March: USA v Japan, Texas (01:00 GMT)