Six Arsenal Ladies stars have been called up to represent Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics this summer.

Steph Houghton, Alex Scott, Kelly Smith, Ellen White, Rachel Yankey and Kim Little have been named in Hope Powell's 18-woman squad. 

Great Britain - who were seeded for the draw - were pitted against New Zealand, Cameroon and Brazil in Group E and will kick off their campaign at the Millennium Stadium against the Football Ferns on July 25.

25 July - Team GB v New Zealand - Millennium Stadium
28 July - Team GB v Cameroon - Millennium Stadium
31 July - Team GB v Brazil - Wembley

Alex Scott - Arsenal v Gotenburg

Alex Scott
Right back
International caps: England (90)
International goals: 12
Date of birth: October 14, 1984
Alex made her England debut against Holland in September 2004 and has since confirmed her status as a mainstay in Hope Powell's back four. The defender, who is equally capable of playing on the right side of midfield, began her career at Arsenal and rejoined for the second time in March after a spell in the United States with Boston Breakers.

Stephanie Houghton

Steph Houghton
Position: Central midfield
International caps: England (27)
International goals: 4
Date of birth: April 23, 1988
Versatile midfielder Steph Houghton has become a first-choice starter for England after making her debut against Russia in 2007 at the age of 19. The wholehearted star was previously an England youth international, representing the Under-23s and Under-19s.

Rachel Yankey

Rachel Yankey
Position: Left midfield
International caps: England (119)
International goals: 18
Date of birth: November 1, 1979
Footballers in the women's game do not come much more experienced than Rachel Yankey, as demonstrated just last week when the midfielder equalled the England Ladies caps record. Rachel made a goalscoring debut for the Three Lions against Scotland in 1997 and has since been an iconic figure in the national team set-up.

Kim Little

Kim Little
Position: Attacking midfield
International caps: Scotland (70)
International goals: 23
Date of birth: June 29, 1990
Talented young midfielder Kim Little will be one of only two Scottish stars representing Great Britain at the London games this summer. Little, one of Arsenal's most infuential stars for the last two seasons, made her debut for Scotland against Japan in 2007 and has notched 23 goals in 70 matches since.

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith
Position: Striker
International caps: England (111)
International goals: 45
Date of birth: October 29, 1978
There is not too much need for a grand introduction where England Ladies' record goalscorer is concerned. Smith is in the process of setting her own after breaking Karen Walker's previous tally of 40 against Switzerland in 2011. The 33-year-old is just eight caps behind Rachel Yankey in the appearance stakes and has proved herself to be one of the finest strikers in women's football since roaring onto the scene with her debut against Italy in 1995.

Ellen White scores for England against Japan

Ellen White
Position: Striker
International caps: England (29)
International goals: 9
Date of birth: May 9, 1989
Ellen made her name on the international stage during the 2011 World Cup qualifiers. She set the tone for a sign of things to come with a debut goal against Austria in 2010 and has since featured heavily under Powell. The striker was voted England's Player of the Year for 2011 with her goalscoring ratio of around one in three.

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26 Jun 2012