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Russo forced to withdraw from latest Lionesses squad

1:24 PM EDT 10/3/22
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Alessia Russo has withdrawn from the Lionesses squad for the upcoming international fixtures against the USWNT and Czech Republic.
  • Russo picked up 'small injury'
  • Will miss sell-out fixture vs USWNT at Wembley
  • No replacement called up

WHAT HAPPENED? Russo withdrew from the Lionesses squad through injury, with a statement saying she had picked up a "small injury". She will miss the sell-out match against the United States at Wembley on October 7, as well as the friendly against the Czech Republic on October 11.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Manchester United star won the Euro's goal of the Tournament for her outrageous back-heel against Sweden in the semi-finals - one of her four goals in the summer as England went on to lift the trophy.

AND WHAT'S MORE: She has played in both of United's opening fixtures, scoring one goal, and will be hoping this injury does not cause any long-term issues.

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WHAT NEXT FOR RUSSO? The striker will be hoping to get fit as soon as possible and help Manchester United as they look to pose a serious challenge for the WSL title this season.