Women's April 2024 International Guide

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Southampton FC Women have six first team players in action during the final international break of the season.

Qualification for the 2025 Women's European Championships begins this month, with news that Kayla Rendell has been drafted into England's senior squad for the first time.

It's an achievement for both Rendell and Saints, as she becomes the first player for the club to be called-up to the senior Lionesses side by Sarina Wiegman.

She will be involved as England face Sweden and the Republic of Ireland in EUROs qualification.

Two more of Saints' stars will be hoping to reach next summer's competition in Switzerland.

Laura Rafferty keeps her spot in the Northern Ireland squad after captaining them during the last international break in the UEFA Women's Nations League play-offs.

Also in qualifying action will be Alice Griffiths, who maintains her selection in the Wales squad.

Rafferty led out her country as captain in February.

Both Northern Ireland and Wales face a lengthy process to reach the EUROs in 2025, as they sit in League B of the qualification format and will need to finish as high as possible in their respective groups to advance to the play-offs for the final tournament.

Elsewhere, Saints' trio of England Under-23s internationals are selected once again, as they will be in friendly action at AFC Telford's New Bucks Head ground.

Ella Morris, Lucia Kendall, and Molly Pike will face Sweden, with tickets available to support the Young Lionesses on Thursday.

Here's the full run-down of when and where Saints' first team stars will be in action:

Thursday 4th April

Ella Morris, Lucia Kendall, Molly Pike - England U23s vs Sweden U23s(friendly), 6:30pm BST

Friday 5th April

Laura Rafferty - Northern Ireland vs Malta (Women's EURO 2025 qualifying), 7pm BST

Alice Griffiths - Wales vs Croatia (Women's EURO 2025 qualifying), 7:15pm BST

Kayla Rendell - England vs Sweden (Women's EURO 2025 qualifying), 8pm BST

Tuesday 9th April

Alice Griffiths - Kosovo vs Wales (Women's EURO 2025 qualifying), 1pm BST

Laura Rafferty - Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland (Women's EURO 2025 qualifying), 3:30pm BST

Kayla Rendell - Republic of Ireland vs England (Women's EURO 2025 qualifying), 7:30pm BST

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