Jayne Ludlow has named a squad of 26 players for Cymru’s final UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifying round match against Belarus on Tuesday, December 1.
UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Qualifying Round
Cymru v Belarus
- Tuesday 1 December, 19:10
- Rodney Parade, Newport
- Live on BBC Two Wales
Ludlow has called up Esther Morgan and Caitlin Morris for the first time. Both players have played in the Cymru age groups whilst Morgan, who has been training with the Tottenham Hotspur first team, captained the U19s in last year’s UEFA Women’s EURO U19 qualifying round.
A wealth of experience will be involved in the Cymru side including centurions Sophie Ingle and Jess Fishlock, as well as Natasha Harding who scored a brace in last months’ 4-0 win against the Faroe Islands. However, Anna Filbey misses out as she continues her recovery from a foot injury and Megan Wynne is also unavailable due to an ACL injury.
A win could see Cymru reach the play-off stages of a major tournament for the first time in their history. However, Northern Ireland need to drop points against Belarus on Friday 27 November for that to occur.
Cymru’s match against Belarus on Tuesday December 1 at Rodney Parade, Newport will be televised on BBC Two Wales, kick off 19:10.
The nine group winners and the three best runners-up (not counting results against the sixth-placed team) qualify directly for the final tournament, while the remaining six runners-up advance to the play-offs. The play-offs will take place during the April international window, draw date TBC.
Cymru: Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Claire SKINNER (Cardiff City Women), Olivia CLARK (Coventry United), Jess FISHLOCK (Reading- On loan from OL Reign), Sophie INGLE (Chelsea), Hayley LADD (Manchester United), Gemma EVANS (Bristol City), Rhiannon ROBERTS (Liverpool), Angharad JAMES (Reading), Nadia LAWRENCE (Cardiff City Ladies), Rachel ROWE (Reading), Natasha HARDING (Reading), Elise HUGHES (Blackburn Rovers- On loan from Everton), Helen WARD (Watford), Kayleigh GREEN (Brighton & Hove Albion), Josie GREEN (Tottenham Hotspur), Lily WOODHAM (Reading), Maria FRANCIS-JONES (Cardiff City Ladies), Ffion MORGAN (Crystal Palace), Kylie NOLAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Carrie JONES (Manchester United), Georgia WALTERS (Blackburn Rovers), Chloe WILLIAMS (Manchester United), Esther MORGAN (Tottenham Hotspur), Caitlin MORRIS (Southampton), Charlie ESTCOURT (London Bees).