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Sarina Wiegman appoints Millie Bright as England’s captain for her upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Sarina Wiegman names Millie Bright as England’s female captain for her upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Latvia, while Steph Houghton remains out of the picture with her ongoing Achilles injury.

  • Millie Bright has been named England’s captain for their World Cup qualifiers
  • The 28-year-old defender will wear the armband against Austria and Latvia
  • Sarina Wiegman has been without regular captain Houghton since taking office
  • Leah Williamson, who has been a substitute, is also out of action with a hamstring injury.
  • Bright captained England in a friendly against Canada in April with Riise


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Millie Bright has spoken of her honor by being named England’s captain for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Austria and Latvia.

Sarina Wiegman hasn’t had regular captain Steph Houghton (Achilles) since taking office and Leah Williamson, who has been a substitute for the past four games, is also out with a hamstring injury.

Chelsea defender Bright was England’s captain in a friendly against Canada in April when Hege Riise was manager, but now he will have the opportunity to wear the armband in a competitive match for the first time.

Millie Bright (above) has spoken of her honor by being named England's captain for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Austria and Latvia.

Millie Bright (above) has spoken of her honor by being named England’s captain for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Austria and Latvia.

“When Sarina told me, obviously, to me, I think no matter how old you are, how many times have you done it before, it will always be a great honor,” Bright said.

“Representing your country, not only that, but then taking the girls to this camp is obviously an exciting opportunity. But for me, nothing changes. The objectives remain the same. He continues to perform well and hopefully leads the team to two more victories.

I think with or without a bracelet. I’m always still me and the same Millie, the same player, the same person.

Wiegman hasn't had regular captain Steph Houghton (Achilles) since taking office

Wiegman hasn't had regular captain Steph Houghton (Achilles) since taking office

Wiegman hasn’t had regular captain Steph Houghton (Achilles) since taking office

Leah Williamson, who has been a substitute the past four games, is also out with a hamstring injury.

Leah Williamson, who has been a substitute the past four games, is also out with a hamstring injury.

Leah Williamson, who has been a substitute the past four games, is also out with a hamstring injury.

“I like to lead by example, like I said, with or without the bracelet, keeping my standards high every day, and I’m only here for the team to do well, that’s the goal. I think we all have the same mentality. ‘

Wiegman informed Bright that she would be captain before Tuesday’s training session, and the central defender admitted the news was unexpected.

‘We actually taught her a new phrase’ little talk ‘and then she said’ Can I take you on a talk? And then yeah, he just asked me if I was happy to be the captain of this camp and I was a bit stunned at first.

“We have many leaders and experience on the team and I was very honored and honored to have that opportunity.”

Bright captained England in a friendly against Canada in April, when Hege Riise (right) was the coach.

Bright captained England in a friendly against Canada in April, when Hege Riise (right) was the coach.

Bright captained England in a friendly against Canada in April, when Hege Riise (right) was the coach.

England’s second game against Latvia will be played at Keepmoat Stadium, home of Doncaster Rovers. Bright played for Doncaster Belles from 2009 to 2014, who previously played his matches at the men’s stadium, and is eager to get back to where it all began.

“ For me, looking back at Keepmoat, that was my first real experience of playing in a great stadium and that’s where the dream really began, in terms of one day I’ll be playing in a great stadium in front of a great stadium. crowd, much less take out the England team, having that opportunity.

“ It’s been a roller coaster ride and to be able to go back there and take the girls in front of the people and my family who were there from day one, that will be a moment that will last forever and certainly one that my family will be proud of. ‘.

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