Date: 23rd February 2017 at 11:50am
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Liverpool defender Casey Stoney is back in the England squad as the Lionesses head to the USA for the SheBelieves tournament this weekend.

For the second year running, they will take on the hosts, Germany and France during their two-week stay in the States.

Coach Mark Sampson said, “The SheBelieves Cup is a real opportunity to experience tournament format football against the best teams in the world.

“Tournament football is unique. It’s about finding a way to win and we will go into the SheBelieves Cup with that mindset.”

The USA are the current World Cup holders, and Germany go into this summer’s European Championships as reigning champions as well as Olympic gold medallists, while France sit third in the FIFA rankings.

Last year, England finished third in the round-robin tournament, managing a single point and a single goal in their three games.

This year, they face France on Wednesday, March 1 (21:00 GMT kick-off), the USA on Saturday, March 4 (22:00 GMT kick-off) and Germany on Tuesday, March 7 (21:00 GMT kick-off).

England squad: 

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Mary Earps (Reading)

Defenders: Laura Bassett (Notts County), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jo Potter (Notts County), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Liverpool), Demi Stokes (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Notts County), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Arsenal)

Forwards: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Arsenal), Rachel Williams (Notts County), Ellen White (Birmingham City).

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