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Summer Internationals: Neville earns New Zealand recall, Irish trio continue for Girls in Green

Eight London City Lionesses have been selected for international duty in May and June, featuring for five nations from three continental confederations.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the final international break of the 2023-24 season.

Lotta Lindstrom, London City Lionesses (Image: Simon Lapwood)

Republic of Ireland: Grace Moloney, Megan Campbell & Ruesha Littlejohn

The Girls in Green face Sweden in back-to-back EURO Qualifiers, with everything still to play for in Group A3.

London City trio Grace Moloney, Megan Campbell, and Ruesha Littlejohn remain in Eileen Gleeson’s squad alongside familiar faces Lily Agg and Kyra Carusa.

The Republic of Ireland’s qualification campaign started with back-to-back defeats against England and France, placing them bottom of the group ahead of the double-header against Sweden.

  • Ireland v Sweden | Friday, 31 May (19:30), Aviva Stadium

  • Sweden v Ireland | Tuesday, 4 June (17:30), Friends Arena

Finland: Lotta Lindström

The Boreal Owls sit bottom of Group A1 in EURO Qualifying after the first set of fixtures, tied on three points with the Netherlands, Norway, and Italy.

Lotta Lindström retained her place in Finland’s plans, adding firepower to a squad that also includes Barclays Women’s Super League stars Jutta Rantala, Emma Koivisto, and Eveliina Summanen. 

The Finns face the Netherlands in back-to-back games this time out.

  • Netherlands .vs. Finland | Friday, 31 May (19:45), Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel

  • Finland .vs. Netherlands | Tuesday, 4 June (17:00), Tammelan Stadion 

Wales: Lois Joel

Rhian Wilkinson has once again turned to Lois Joel, with London City’s captain selected for international duty by Wales for the fourth camp in a row.

Wales made a strong start to their EURO Qualifying campaign last time out, cruising to wins over Croatia and Kosovo, and face Ukraine in a double-header this time around.

  • Wales .vs. Ukraine | Friday, 31 May (19:15), Parc Y Scarlets

  • Ukraine .vs. Wales | Tuesday, 4 June (19:00), Rodan-Groklin Stadium

New Zealand: Grace Neville

New Zealand head coach Jikita Klimkova has recalled Grace Neville to the New Zealand squad following her return from injury.

With the Olympic Games only two months away, the Football Ferns face Japan in back-to-back friendly matches.

New Zealand’s squad includes a handful of familiar names, including former London City midfielder Katie Kitching and Barclays Women’s Super League standouts CJ Bott and Anna Leat.

  • Japan .vs. New Zealand | Friday, 31 May (15:00), Estadio Neuva Condomina 

  • Japan .vs. New Zealand | Tuesday, 4 June (15:00), Estadio Neuva Condomina 

Jamaica: Jade Bailey & Izzy Groves

The Reggae Girlz face Brazil in back-to-back friendly matches. 

Izzy Groves and Jade Bailey continue in the squad, hoping to end Jamaica’s 15-game run without a win.

  • Brazil .vs. Jamaica | Saturday, 1 June (21:00), Arena Pernambuco 

  • Brazil .vs. Jamaica | Wednesday, 5 June (00:00), Fonte Nove Arena

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