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13:40

The England side have a lot of talk about it among fans and the media, as does the sheer strength in depth of the Lionesses.

One of the most hotly contested positions is that of goalkeeper, with Hannah Hampton receiving the shirt tonight.

Manager Sarina Wiegman told ITV when asked who her number one pick in goalscoring is: “Right now Mary Earps is our number 1, goalkeepers are pushing each other really hard.

“It’s a luxury to have [many] guards at this level. Hannah played well at her club [Aston Villa] and she doesn’t have a lot of experience at that level.

13:33

I got some answers on the awkward forehead and it made me feel better!

Francesca said she once ran over her laptop with her car.

I have so many questions and I don’t know if we have time before kick-off at 7 p.m.! How did this happen? Was the laptop good after? Why was the laptop on the floor in the first place?

Get your awkward moments via Twitter or email!

13:28

Leah Williamson may not be involved tonight due to concussion protocols, but it’s been a proud week for the Arsenal star.

Sarina Wiegman named her permanent captain of the Lionesses. Steph Houghton has been plagued by injuries and the manager is looking for some continuity ahead of the Euros this summer.

Today’s skipper Millie Bright is vice-captain with record scorer Ellen White third in line.

Williamson said on being named captain earlier this week: “I’m honored to have been asked to lead us to the Euros.

“Steph Houghton is one of this country’s greatest and following in his footsteps – and all those special names who have led the team in the past – means so much.”

Read the full story here.

13:22

Frankie contacted with some concern about the flavor of the juice I spilled on my cream carpet.

It was a refreshing peach, so the stain isn’t as bad as it would have been with a black currant. But it was not the best moment of my day!

Share your goofy stories with me or stain tips on Twitter or email.

13:15

Ellen White debuts tonight and could add another record to her name.

She is already the top scorer for the Lionesses but she could also overtake Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals.

The Manchester City star has 49 goals and so she has the games against North Macedonia and Northern Ireland to match Rooney’s record with four goals or beat it with five.

It will be a tall order but, with the Lionesses beating North Macedonia 8-0 the last time the two sides met, it’s not an impossible feat.

13:07

Just before the blog went live, I opened my juice which I enjoyed at the coffee shop.

I jumped to charge my laptop and managed to cut the juice with my heel, I don’t know how, and it went all over the mat. I tapped on it, hope it doesn’t stain while I rent and it gets out of my deposit!

So, to make me feel better, tell me about some of your awkward moments. Or if you know how to remove a juice stain, that would be much appreciated!

Let me know via Twitter (@rendellx) or email.

13:02

England have revealed their roster for tonight’s qualifying and Millie Bright is captain of the team.

Leah Williamson is out due to concussion protocols.

The starting XI is: Hampton, Bronze, Stokes, Walsh, Carter, Bright, Mead, Stanway, White, Toone, Hemp.

Substitutes: Earps, Daly, Zelem, George, Parris, Nobbs, Russo, Scott, Roebuck.

North Macedonia, which hosts tonight, have also announced their squad.

The starting 11 is: Panchurova, Boseska, Petrovska, Nikolovska, Joshevska, Velkova, Jakovska, Mustafa, Andonova, Maksuti, Rochi.

Substitutes: Veleska, Gjorgjevska, Shemsovikj, Markovska, Saliihi, Samardzievska, Nikolova, Stojkovska, Petrushevska, Choneva, Pavlovska.

13:00

Preamble

Hello and welcome to England’s World Cup qualifier against North Macedonia!

The Lionesses currently sit top of Group D with their opponents tonight in fifth. Sarina Wiegman’s women are the favorites to claim another win, but North Macedonia will be looking to stem the goal bleed.
The last time these two sides met, England took an 8-0 victory, but they will be without many stars in this qualifier. Beth England and Niamh Charles had to step down after testing positive for Covid. Captain Leah Williamson has traveled with the team but will not play due to concussion protocols.

Alex Greenwood and Lotte Wubben-Moy are also injured.

Some fans may also be wondering where Fran Kirby is, she is rested by Chelsea and will therefore not feature in today’s or Tuesday’s qualifier against Northern Ireland.

Despite the absences, England have plenty of stars to choose from and the squad have released their starting XI, so stay tuned for updates…

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