After failing to make it to the final of the FA WSL Continental Cup this weekend, Liverpool FC Women have been gifted a week off through international commitments. Despite only one player taking part in the World Cup last summer, there’s a number of players that have been selected for their country’s teams to represent them as they attempt to qualify for the Euros next summer.
New signing Rachel Furness will be representing Northern Ireland in the Pinatar Cup in Murcia, Spain. Northern Ireland’s first match will be on Wednesday March 4th, when they go up against Iceland. Midfielder Christie Murray will also be heading to Spain, to represent her home of Scotland, facing off against Ukraine on the same day.
For the Republic of Ireland, vice-captain Niamh Fahey has two important Euro qualifiers to participate in as they meet up against Greece on March 5th in Dublin, and then traveling to face Montenegro on March 11th.
Rhiannon Roberts will bring her midfield skills to the Welsh national team, as they host Estonia on March 9th, before more Euro qualifiers in April against the Faroe Islands and Norway.
And lastly, for our youngsters, Niamh Charles and Amy Rodgers have both been named to the England U21 team, which will play two games at St. George’s Park against France on March 5th and March 8th.
Hopefully the more exposure our players get will bring in more fans to the club and maybe more support from the higher ups as more people begin to notice that we have actually talented players. It’s a shame none of our senior English players got picked for the team, but there’s a wealth of English talent these days and with Liverpool listing in the league, there’s going to be some players that get ignored.