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Arnold Clark Cup 2022 squads: England, Canada, Germany & Spain rosters in full

12:30 SAST 2022/02/18
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The Lionesses will host the inaugural tournament in February, which will serve as ideal preparation for this summer's UEFA Women's Euros

England will host the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup in February, with the hosts welcoming Canada, Germany and Spain for the tournament.

The competition, which begins on February 17, will serve as ideal preparation for all four nations ahead of the summer.

England, Germany and Spain are all considered contenders for this summer’s Euros, while Canada will be participating in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, looking to dethrone the U.S. women’s national team.

Tickets to watch England, Germany, Spain and Canada play in the Arnold Clark Cup are available now. Matches are being broadcast live in the UK on ITV.

England 2022 Arnold Clark Cup squad

England head coach Sarina Wiegman revealed her squad for this competition on February 8, with Lucy Bronze, Ellie Roebuck and Leah Williamson all returning after injuries.

Captain Steph Houghton is missing, having suffered a setback with her achilles, which she injured back in September. Chelsea forward Beth England is also injured.

On February 16, it was announced that defender Lotte Wubben-Moy would return to Arsenal to work on her rehab programme, having missed the Gunners' game with Chelsea before the international break. No replacement was called up.

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps, Hannah Hampton, Ellie Roebuck.

Defenders: Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Jess Carter, Niamh Charles, Rachel Daly, Alex Greenwood, Demi Stokes, Leah Williamson.

Midfielders: Fran Kirby, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott, Georgia Stanway, Keira Walsh, Katie Zelem.

Forwards: Lauren Hemp, Beth Mead, Nikita Parris, Alessia Russo, Ella Toone, Ellen White.

Player to watch: Lauren Hemp

Manchester City's season might have been quite up-and-down, but Lauren Hemp has consistently been one of the best players in the Women's Super League this season despite that.

The 21-year-old winger is an absolute nightmare for full-backs with her confidence, willingness to run at players and sheer talent. There's no doubt she'll be one of the most electric players on display at the Arnold Clark Cup.

Canada 2022 Arnold Clark Cup squad

Head coach Bev Priestman announced her 23-player squad for the tournament on February 7, making Canada the first nation to do so.

Eighteen of the names involved were on the roster last summer, when Canada won gold at the Olympic Games. Of those, full-back Ashley Lawrence and centre-back Vanessa Gilles were included in GOAL's team of the tournament, demonstrative of the strength of this team's defence.

However, there is no Christine Sinclair among the ranks, with the Portland Thorns star taking a leave of absence for personal reasons following her mother's passing following a battle with multiple sclerosis.

Goalkeepers: Sabrina D’Angelo, Devon Kerr, Erin McLeod, Kailen Sheridan.

Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan, Vanessa Gilles, Shelina Zadorsky, Gabrielle Carle, Allysha Chapman, Jayde Riviere, Sura Yekka.

Midfielders: Marie-Yasmine Alidou D’Anjou, Jessie Fleming, Julia Grosso, Ashley Lawrence, Victoria Pickett, Quinn, Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott.

Forwards: Janine Beckie, Tanya Boychuk, Jordyn Huitema, Cloe Lacasse, Nichelle Prince, Deanne Rose.

Player to watch: Deanne Rose

That Deanne Rose only played her first senior club match in September is a crazy fact. The 22-year-old, who debuted aged 16, had 61 senior caps, 10 goals and an Olympic gold medal with her national team before she first set foot on the pitch for Reading, the Women's Super League side she joined last summer.

The forward's impact at the Olympics largely came off the bench and it was game-changing, particularly in the semi-final win against the United States. She's already scored four goals this season for her new club - including a match-winner against reigning WSL champions Chelsea.

Spain Arnold Clark Cup 2022 squad

Jorge Vilda's squad for the Arnold Clark Cup was announced on February 8. One of the most exciting national teams in the world, the squad features 10 players from Barcelona, the undisputed best team in Europe right now. Manchester United full-back Ona Batlle is the only player who plays her football outside of her homeland.

On February 14, Barcelona defender Irene Paredes withdrew from the squad due to injury, with Atletico Madrid's Sheila Garcia called up in her place.

On February 15, it was announced that Real Madrid midfielder Claudia Zornoza - who was looking to make her first national team appearance in six years - had tested positive for COVID-19. Barcelona's Claudia Pina has taken her place in the squad.

After suffering a hamstring injury in the opening game against Germany, Barcelona forward Mariona Caldentey returned to her club for further tests. Real Madrid's Athenea del Castillo joined the squad as her replacement.

Goalkeepers: Sandra Panos, Lola Gallardo, Misa Rodriguez.

Defenders: Mapi Leon, Leila Ouahabi, Andrea Pereira, Ivana Andres, Ona Batlle, Laia Aleixandri, Olga Carmona.

Midfielders: Alexia Putellas, Patri Guijarro, Aitana Bonmati, Irene Guerrero, Claudia Pina.

Forwards: Jennifer Hermoso, Mariona Caldentey, Lucia Garcia, Esther Gonzalez, Marta Cardona, Nerea Eizagirre, Amaiur Sarriegi, Sheila Garcia, Athenea del Castillo.

Player to watch: Alexia Putellas

The best player in the world right now, Alexia Putellas became the first Spanish woman to win the Ballon d'Or at the end of last year, and the first Spaniard to do so since Luis Suarez in 1960.

Her elegance on the ball, her ability to carve out chances for her team-mates and her own goal-scoring threat was crucial to Barcelona winning the treble last season. Going forward, she will hope it can be crucial to glory for Spain.

Germany Arnold Clark Cup 2022 squad

Germany's squad was revealed on February 8, with Turbine Potsdam's Selina Cerci receiving her first senior call-up.

Sara Doorsoun and Nicole Anyomi, both of Eintracht Frankfurt, have returned after injuries, but there are still stars absent. Wolfsburg's Alex Popp, Bayern Munich's Sydney Lohmann, Lyon's Dzsenifer Marozsan and Chelsea's Melanie Leupolz are among the biggest names missing.

Svenja Huth, Lena Lattwein, Almuth Schult, Tabea Wassmuth, Sjoeke Nusken and Kathrin Hendrich were all in Germany's initial squad, but were ruled out of the tournament due to various reasons. Chantal Hagel, Martina Tufekovic, Hasret Kayikci, Ramona Petzelberger, Leonie Maier and Sarai Linder were called up to the squad as a result.

Goalkeepers: Ann-Katrin Berger, Merle Frohms, Martina Tufekovic.

Defenders: Sara Doorsoun, Jana Feldkamp, Giulia Gwinn, Sophia Kleinherne, Lena Oberdorf, Maximiliane Rall, Felicitas Rauch, Leonie Maier, Sarai Linder.

Midfielders: Nicole Anyone, Jule Brand, Klara Buhl, Selina Cerci, Sara Dabritz, Linda Dallmann, Fabienne Dongus, Laura Freigang, Lina Magull, Ramona Petzelberger, Chantal Hagel.

Forwards: Lea Schuller, Hasret Kayikci.

Player to watch: Lena Oberdorf

GOAL's first ever women's NXGN winner, Lena Oberdorf's talent has been known for some time. She burst onto the scene with Essen at the age of 16 and after two impressive seasons, two-time European champions Wolfsburg came knocking.

After being a very versatile option with Essen, playing in a number of position, Oberdorf has developed into one of the best holding midfielders in the game with Wolfsburg. The 21-year-old has maturity that defies her age.

When are the 2022 Arnold Clark Cup fixtures?

DateTimeMatchTV Channel
Feb 172.30pm GMTGermany vs SpainITV4
Feb 177.30pm GMTEngland vs CanadaITV4
Feb 203:15pm GMTEngland vs SpainITV
Feb 208:15pm GMTCanada vs GermanyITV4
Feb 232.30pm GMTSpain vs CanadaITV4
Feb 237.30pm GMTEngland vs GermanyITV4

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