Wembley beckons for Liverpool star

Lucy Bronze in action for Liverpool Ladies against Bristol Academy in the last game of the league season. A 3-0 win clinched the league title.
Lucy Bronze in action for Liverpool Ladies against Bristol Academy in the last game of the league season. A 3-0 win clinched the league title.

Lucy Bronze may have just helped her Liverpool Ladies side retain their FA Women’s Super League title, but the hard work doesn’t stop here.

The Alnwick lass, who turns 23 next week, met up with her England teammates earlier this week after she was named in a 26-player squad for a 10-day training camp.

The former Duchess’s Community High School pupil is one of eight defenders in the group, which will be starting preparations for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

England thrashed Montenegro last month to end their World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten, with a goal aggregate of 52-1 in 10 group matches.

But first up is the national side’s historic match against rivals Germany at Wembley on Sunday, November 23 – the first time that England Women will play at the new Wembley Stadium.

The clash against the European Champions will prove a tough test for Mark Sampson’s side.

But England men’s boss, Roy Hodgson, is urging fans to head to Wembley next month to cheer the women on.

“I’m sure they’ll love playing at Wembley,” Hodgson told the fa.com.

“It’s great that we’ve been able to put this game on, especially against a nation like Germany who have been world and European champions.”

l Lucy’s Liverpool Ladies side were unable to keep their season going after retaining their league title against the odds on October 12.

They were knocked out of the Women’s Champions League by Swedish team Linkoping just four days later.