CJ Bott

The International Break For LCFC Women

Eight Foxes across seven different nationalities have the chance to represent their country during September's international break.

- Goalkeeper Lize Kop has been called up for the Netherlands
- Janice Cayman has the chance to represent Belgium
- Sophie Howard's Scotland to play England
- Right-back CJ Bott included in New Zealand's squad 
- Josie Green is in the Welsh set-up for UEFA Women’s Nations League action
Jutta Rantala may represent Finland
- Missy Goodwin and Ava Baker called up for the England Under-23s and England Under-19s respectively

As Leicester's pre-season was brought to a close with a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, only one week of international fixtures stand in the way of City's 2023/24 Barclays Women's Super League campaign.

Several City players have the chance to represent on the international stage, starting with two Foxes who have been called up to the young Lionesses age groups. Ava Baker was part of the Under-19s squad that beat Denmark 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon, before facing Germany next Tuesday (11am kick-off).

The second City player included in the England setup is forward Missy Goodwin who has the chance to play for the Under-23s on Thursday evening against Norway (5:30pm kick-off), before a second European League competition match against Belgium late on Monday with a 7pm kick-off.

Another player with the opportunity to represent a home nation is Josie Green as the Welsh midfielder joins the Dragons' camp ahead of two UEFA Women’s Nations League fixtures; first on Friday evening at 7pm against Iceland before hosting Denmark next Tuesday evening for a 7:15pm kick-off.

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Ava Baker
Ava Baker

Ava Baker representing the Young Lionesses.

Scotland, also in Nations League action, face two tough matches, starting on Friday night when Sophie Howard's side take on the Lionesses at a sold out Stadium of Light at 7:45pm before lining up against Belgium next Tuesday with the same kick-off time.

This Friday evening in Heverlee sees two more Foxes go head to head as Lize Kop's Netherlands travel to Belgium for a 7:30pm kick-off where the Red Flames' most-capped player, Janice Cayman, has the chance to captain her country, before both summer signings tackle a second fixture the following week.

Kop may feature against England at Stadion Galgenwaard on Tuesday at 7pm, while Cayman's Belgium meet Scotland and potentially Howard north of the border at Hampden Park for a 7:45pm kick-off.

Another summer signing to keep an eye out for on the international stage is Jutta Rantala who is part of the Finland squad for their upcoming two games. Commencing on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm when they take on Slovakia before a second match-up in the Women’s Nations League against Romania in a 5pm kick-off on Tuesday.

The final Leicester player that could feature during the break is CJ Bott as New Zealand, fresh from co-hosting the recent 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, take on Chile in a double headed friendly fixture. First of all, at 11pm on Saturday evening before facing the Feminine Red again next Tuesday with an earlier kick-off of 3pm.

All times BST.





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