England women v Spain: Steph Houghton to miss friendly

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England skipper Steph Houghton will mosey over Tuesday’s World Cup warmth-up game in opposition to Spain at Swindon Metropolis due to a groin fret.

Head coach Phil Neville mentioned after the1-0 defeat by Canadaon Friday that the Manchester Metropolis centre-support, 30, would be rested after picking up a knock.

Houghton has returned to her club with “light groin fret”.

Neville mentioned he’s going to “make adjustments” after the SheBelieves Cup champions suffered a 2d successive house loss.

“It is a ****** for a few avid gamers to gather some freshness and withhold the momentum going forward,” he mentioned.

The game in opposition to Spain is the 2d of England’s four ‘Avenue to France’ series games earlier than the World Cup starts on 7 June.

They face Denmark on 25 Might per chance even fair and New Zealand on 1 June earlier than their first World Cup community game in opposition to Scotland on 9 June.

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