Which Reds will be at the 2023 Women’s World Cup?

Tuesday 20 June 2023 15:00

The 2023 Women’s World Cup is officially one month away today, with the tournament set to kick off on 20 July.

Held in Australia and New Zealand, eight Manchester United first-teamers are set to descend Down Under to represent their respective nations on the world stage. 

The USA are among the favourites to take home the trophy for the third consecutive time, but three United stars will be hoping to claim it for England, in the wake of their Euro 2022 success last summer.

As preparations begin for the upcoming tournament, here are the United players who could feature for their nations. 
Katie Zelem could play in her first major tournament with England this summer.

A trio of Reds have already been confirmed as part of Sarina Wiegman’s 23-player squad. 

Goalkeeper Mary Earps, along with midfielders Ella Toone and Katie Zelem, are among those included in the Lionesses squad, with the former duo part of the European Championship-winning side a year ago. Zelem, meanwhile, will be present at her first major international event with England.

Reds defender Maya Le Tissier and goalkeeper Emily Ramsey were named on the standby list and will train with the squad up until 27 June, where the latter will depart. Le Tissier will travel to Australia with the squad for the final preparations, before leaving after the opening match against Haiti. That is, of course, unless either of them are called upon to replace an existing member of the 23. 

Vilde Boe Risa will represent her homeland of Norway this summer, after being named in Hege Riise’s final squad. 

Fellow Norwegians Maria Thorisdottir and Lisa Naalsund, unfortunately, missed out on this occasion, with Thorisdottir suffering a season-ending injury back in March, while Lisa only returned to action in May. 
Vilde Boe Risa has been selected to represent Norway.

Reds duo Jayde Riviere and Adriana Leon have been called up by Bev Priestman, but their 23-payer squad is yet to be finalised in its entirety. Both players, however, have been mainstays in the squad and are expected to remain firmly in Canada’s plans. 


Defensive pair Aissatou Tounkara and Estelle Cascarino have been named in Herve Renard’s provisional France squad for the upcoming tournament. Two players are set to be cut from Renard’s 25-player selection by 9 July.