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Summary

  1. Captain Steph Houghton first to be revealed by Duke of Cambridge
  2. Goalkeepers: Telford, Bardsley, Earps
  3. Defenders: Houghton, Bronze, Stokes, Daly, Greenwood, Bright, McManus, Williamson
  4. Midfielders: Moore, Walsh, Scott, Carney, Stanway, Staniforth
  5. Forwards: Duggan, White, Kirby, Parris, Mead, Taylor
  6. Tournament in France starts 7 June
  7. Lionesses joined by Argentina, Japan and Scotland in Group D
  8. Get Involved: #bbcworldcup or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Ellie Thomason

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's a wrap

    Phil Neville has named 11 players who will be making their World Cup debuts, while Karen Carney and Jill Scott will head to a fourth tournament. He'll be facing the media later so keep an eye out for that.

    Here's the squad in full:

    Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Man City), Mary Earps (Wolfsburg), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

    Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Man Utd), Steph Houghton (captain, Man City), Abbie McManus (Man City), Demi Stokes (Man City) Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

    Midfielders: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Reading), Jill Scott (Man City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Man City), Keira Walsh (Man City)

    Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona) Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Man City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Ellen White (Birmingham City)

    Phil Neville
  2. #changethegame

    It's a MASSIVE summer of Women's sport.

    To get you in the mood, have a watch of this.

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    Video caption: "You'll be a woman, who's won" - If poem re-imagined
  3. The announcement of all announcements

    Harry and Meghan's royal baby announcement might have just been trumped.

    From princes to popstars, football legends to film icons, that Lionesses squad announcement was such a buzz.

    Prince William, Greg James, Dan Walker, Nicole Holliday, James Corden, Alex Scott, Emma Watson, Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Monki, Ellie Goulding, David Beckham, Jordan Pickford, Jamal Edwards, Nick Bright, Rachel Yankey, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Raheem Sterling, Ian Wright, Kelly Smith, Alan Shearer, Clara Amfo and Chelcee Grimes all did the honours to reveal the 23 England players heading to France this summer.

    Watch those epic reveals back here.

  4. "I thought my World Cup dream was over"

    Spare a thought for those who missed out on a place in the Lionesses squad.

    Back in March, Izzy Christiansen feared her World Cup dreams were over.

    She has failed to recover from an ankle injury in time to be selected, while 168-cap veteran Fara Williams also misses out on the squad.

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    Video caption: I thought my World Cup dream was over - Christiansen on injury
  5. Get Involved

    #bbcworldcup or text 81111 (UK only)

    What are your thoughts on that then?

    Any big surprises? Did anyone miss out that you thought deserved a place on the plane? What are the Lionesses chances - is football FINALLY coming home?

    Give me a shout on #bbcworldcup on Twitter or text 81111 (UK only)

  6. The 23

    England Women World Cup squad announcement

    England squad

    Here we go.

    The 23 players in Phil Neville's England squad on the plane to this summer's World Cup in France.

  7. Jodie Taylor

    England Women World Cup squad

    After Liverpool's big night last night, it seems fitting to end on this one.

    Our girl Chelcee Grimes confirms Jodie Taylor is the 23rd and final Lioness on the plane to France.

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  8. Post update

    England Women World Cup announcement

    That leaves just ONE space up for grabs.

    *gulp*

  9. 'One of my toughest days in football'

    Phil Neville

    England Women head coach on BBC Breakfast

    There are only two places left in Phil Neville's Lionesses World Cup squad. He's been speaking of the difficulty in choosing his 23.

    “I spoke to the players yesterday. It was one of my toughest days in football and I felt for those players. I missed out on three World Cup squads.

    “I’ve used 36 players in the last 16 months and only 23 can be on the plane. I’m absolutely certain I’ve picked the right 23.”

  10. Lucy Staniforth

    England Women World Cup squad announcement

    It wouldn't be a World Cup announcement without Big Al getting involved.

    Lucy Staniforth gets the nod meaning there are just two more places up for grabs.

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  11. Beth Mead

    Skip to 2:01 to watch that goal in all its glory.

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    Video caption: Highlights: Brighton 0-4 Arsenal
  12. Beth Mead

    England Women World Cup squad announcement

    From one England legend to another.

    Kelly Smith is buzzing for Beth Mead.

    "It's a fantastic achievement for you. You've been in fantastic form for Arsenal this season, and what about that peach of a goal against Brighton!

    "Take that form into the tournament, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Go and express yourself, enjoy it and lap it all up like a sponge.

    "Good things are happening now in women's football. people are standing up and paying attention and you're a part of it so go and shine."

  13. Beth Mead

    England Women World Cup squad announcement

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    Emma Davis: 4 places left?!! Ellie Roebuck, Beth Mead, Beth England and Fara Williams would be my choice!

  15. 'Cutest video ever'

    England Women World Cup squad announcement

    Karen Carney: I couldn’t have wished for any other people to tell me I made the Lionesses squad for the Women's World Cup

    Rachel Yankey Karen Carney
  16. Get Involved

    #bbcworldcup or text 81111 (UK only)

    That's 19 places in the Lionesses World Cup squad boxed off.

    Only four more up for grabs.

    Who deserves them?

    Get in touch on #bbcworldcup

  17. Leah Williamson

    England Women World Cup squad announcement

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