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Hope names squad for Sweden challenge
 Women's Football News 4 May 2011
Hope Powell has named a 26-player squad to face Sweden on Tuesday 17 May, England's final match before they fly to Germany to compete in the FIFA Women's World Cup Finals.
The one glaring omission is Faye White who was injured during Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Bristol Academy on 22 April. In-form Chelsea midfielder Dani Buet has been called up in place of the skipper.
Every other player has retained their place in the squad following the 2-1 victory over USA last month. The National Coach has also included Chelsea goalkeeper Carly Telford and Birmingham City forward Rachel Williams following the duo's impressive start to the inaugural FA WSL season.
"This game will be competitive, it will be physical and it will be another good test for us," said Hope. "Our games against Sweden in recent years have been very close and that just shows how far we have progressed. I can remember getting beaten 5-0 by them a few years ago, but games between us recently have been drawn or there have been narrow wins for either side.
"This is a good final home fixture going into a World Cup," she continued. "The level of competition is exactly right; Sweden are a world class team.
"I was really pleased with how we played against USA, particularly in the first half. The Sweden game will provide us with a good benchmark to see whether that USA game was a one-off or whether have got it within ourselves to keep reproducing those sorts of good results against the top teams.
"Since the [World Cup] draw was made in November it has been a manic few months, but a great few months for the women's game, especially with the launch of the WSL. Women's football is now beginning to flourish like never before and we should all embrace it."
The squad in full:
Karen Bardsley (Sky Blue), Rachel Brown (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Bristol Academy), Carly Telford (Chelsea), Sophie Bradley (Lincoln Ladies), Lindsay Johnson (Everton), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Boston Breakers), Casey Stoney (Lincoln Ladies), Dunia Susi (Birmingham City), Rachel Unitt (Everton), Anita Asante (Sky Blue), Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Dani Buet (Chelsea), Steph Houghton (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Everton), Fara Williams (Everton), Eniola Aluko (Sky Blue), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Jess Clarke (Lincoln Ladies), Natasha Dowie (Everton), Kelly Smith (Boston Breakers), Sue Smith (Lincoln Ladies), Ellen White (Arsenal), Rachel Williams (Birmingham City), Rachel Yankey (Arsenal).

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