“I am so happy with her’ – Greenwood helps Captain Williamson

``I'm so proud of her' - Greenwood supports Captain Williamson

Alex Greenwood has endorsed Lea Williamson as England’s ladies’s captain after she was named a successor to Steve Houghton forward of this summer season’s Euros.

Williamson was sporting the armband within the absence of the injured Hutton, who first captained England themselves in January 2014 earlier than her function was confirmed in April of that 12 months.

The 25-year-old Arsenal defender led the crew to success within the opening Arnold Clark Cup final month with the participation of Spain, Canada and Germany and made 27 appearances in whole, scoring two targets.

Greenwood, the Manchester Metropolis defender, stated: “I’m very glad for Leah. She is a younger participant who nonetheless has quite a lot of expertise. I really feel like she has been right here endlessly.” Sky Sports activities Information.

“She leads by instance each on and off the sphere. She is a superb individual, a unbelievable footballer and I’m very happy with her. I want her all the very best with the captain and am positive she’s going to obtain it in each approach she will be able to.

“She’s somebody who values ​​her opinions very a lot. She would by no means change for anybody and that is one thing we respect and admire.

“Whether or not Leah wears the armband or not, you will not see a distinction in it. It is a tremendous second for her and her household and I am positive she’s going to lead the nation with nice honour.”

Leah Willamson
Williamson has been capped 27 occasions by England

Former captain Houghton has been sporting the nationwide crew badge for eight years however faces a race to qualify for the Euros after present process surgical procedure on her Achilles.

Responding to the information on Tuesday, the 33-year-old Manchester Metropolis defender described Williamson as a “very properly deserved and extremely motivated chief”.

Greenwood added: “Steve has been a unbelievable captain, not just for the nation however for the membership as properly. She continues to be my captain on the membership. She’s somebody I respect quite a bit. She lives and breathes soccer and is an iconic determine within the ladies’s recreation.”

“When the time is true, I am positive she’s going to take into consideration her years as a captain and be very happy with what she’s achieved. That does not imply she’s not an England worldwide, as a result of I do know Steve, she will certainly do every part in her energy to put on the England shirt once more.”

England prepares for the upcoming FIFA Ladies’s World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Macedonia on Friday 8 April (7pm) and Northern Eire on Tuesday 12 April (7.55pm).

Houghton, Greenwood
Greenwood says Manchester Metropolis’s Steve Houghton stays an ‘unbelievable’ chief

Ladies’s Euro 2023


Group AEngland, Austria, Norway, Northern Eire

group b: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland

group c: Netherlands, Sweden, C3*, Switzerland

group d: France, Italy, Belgium and Iceland

* Russia suspended till additional discover

the locations …

  • Wembley Stadium (London)
  • Brentford Neighborhood Stadium (London)
  • Brighton & Hove Neighborhood Stadium (Brighton)
  • Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium (Manchester)
  • Previous Trafford (Manchester)
  • Stadium MK (Milton Keynes)
  • New York Stadium (Rotherham)
  • Bramal Lin (Sheffield)
  • St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton)
  • Lee Sports activities Village (Mine)


Group stage:

Wednesday 6 July

Group A: England vs Austria match – begins at 8pm at Previous Trafford

Thursday 7 July

Group A: Norway – Northern Eire – Begins at 8 pm St. Mary’s time

Friday July 8

Group B: Spain vs Finland match – kicks off at 5 pm at MK Stadium

Group B: Germany vs Denmark match – begins at 8pm at London Neighborhood Stadium

Saturday ninth July

Group C: C3 vs Switzerland – begins at 5pm at Lee Sports activities Village

Group C: Netherlands vs Sweden: 8pm, Bramal Lane

Sunday 10 July

Group D: Belgium – Iceland: 5 pm at Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium

Group D: France and Italy match – at 8 pm in New York Stadium

Monday 11 July

Group A: Austria – Northern Eire – Begins at 5pm, St. Mary’s

Group A: England – Norway – begin at 8pm at Brighton & Hove Neighborhood Stadium

Tuesday 12 July

Group B: Denmark-Finland: 5 pm, MK . Stadium

Group B: Germany-Spain: 8:00 pm on the London Neighborhood Stadium

Wednesday thirteenth July

Group C: Sweden and Switzerland – Departure at 5 pm, Bramal Lane

Group C: NETHERLANDS – C3 – Begins at 8pm at Lee Sports activities Village

Thursday 14 July

Group D: Italy vs Iceland match: 5 pm at Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium

Group D: The France-Belgium match kicks off at eight within the night at New York Stadium

Friday 15 July

Group A: Northern Eire – England – 8 pm, St. Mary’s

Group A: Austria-Norway kicks off at 8pm at Brighton & Hove Neighborhood Stadium

Saturday sixteenth July

Group B: Finland – Germany – kicks off at eight within the night on the MK Stadium

Group B: Denmark-Spain: 8:00 pm on the London Neighborhood Stadium

Sunday 17 July

Group C: Switzerland and the Netherlands – kick-off at 5 pm, Bramal Linn

Group C: Sweden vs C3 – Begins at 5pm at Lee Sports activities Village

Monday 18 July

Group D: Iceland vs France – begin at 8pm at New York Stadium

Group D: Italy vs Belgium match – kick-off at 8pm at Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium

Knockout stage


Wednesday 20 July

Quarter-final 1: Group A – Group B – Group B – begins at 8pm at Brighton & Hove Neighborhood Stadium

Thursday July 21

Quarter-final 2: Group B winners – Group A – begin at 8pm at London Neighborhood Stadium

Friday July 22

Quarter-final 3: Group C winners – Group D – begin at 8:00 pm at Lee Sports activities Village

Quarter-final 4: Group D – Group C – Group C – begins at eight within the night at New York Stadium

semi last

Tuesday twenty sixth July

semi last 1: Quarter-finals Winners 1 – Winners Quarter-finals 3 – Begins at 8pm, Bramal Lane

Wednesday 27 July

Semi-final 2: Quarter-finalists 2 – Winners Quarter-finals 4 – Begin at 8pm, MK . Stadium


Sunday July 31