England manager Hope Powell has called up six members of the Arsenal Ladies squad for this month’s A International against France on October 20.

Defenders Steph Houghton and Alex Scott have been selected, along with winger Rachel Yankey and central midfielder Jordan Nobbs, who will be hoping to win her first cap for the national side.

Elsewhere, there are recalls for Ellen White and Kelly Smith, who missed last month’s European Championship qualifier against Croatia through suspension and injury respectively.

France, who knocked England out of the 2011 World Cup and finished fourth at this summer’s Olympic Games, will provide stiff opposition as Powell prepares her squad for next year’s European Championship in Sweden.

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3 Oct 2012