Lauren James on Bench as England Names Starting Line-Up for World Cup Final

Lauren James on Bench as England Names Starting Line-Up for World Cup Final


In an eagerly anticipated announcement, England’s confirmed line-up for the upcoming World Cup final against Spain has been disclosed.

The match is set to be a thrilling encounter, with Sarina Wiegman’s team aiming to clinch victory in the prestigious tournament.

The chosen starting eleven comprises the following players: Earps, Bronze, Bright, Greenwood, Carter, Daly, Walsh, Stanway, Toone, Hemp, and Russo.

Lauren James’ Benched Position

However, the spotlight has fallen on Lauren James, who will begin the World Cup final on the bench.

Having recently returned from a two-game ban due to a stamping incident, James was the subject of speculation regarding her inclusion in the starting line-up.


Despite her previous standout performances in the tournament, Wiegman has made the decision to place her on the bench for this crucial match.

Ella Toone Secures Starting Spot

Stepping up in James’ absence, Ella Toone has delivered impressive performances, including crucial goals that have propelled the Lionesses forward.

Her contributions were evident in the recent victory over Australia, during which she showcased her prowess by netting a remarkable goal.

As England prepares to face Spain, Toone remains a key player to watch.

Wiegman’s Confidence and Appreciation

With the final approaching, England’s manager, Sarina Wiegman, expressed her confidence in the team’s readiness for the challenge.


Addressing supporters, she emphasized the players’ preparation and fitness, assuring fans that they are in a favorable position.

Wiegman extended her gratitude to the loyal fan base that has supported the team throughout the tournament.

She conveyed her hope that the team’s performance on Sunday would bring joy to the fans and lead to a successful outcome.

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