England boss Hope Powell has called up five Arsenal Ladies players for the European Championship qualifier against Croatia at Banks’s Stadium on September 19.

Rachel Yankey will become England’s most-capped player if she adds to her 119 appearances, while Jordan Nobbs’ fine form at club level has earned her a first call-up to the senior squad.

The other players named in Powell’s squad are defenders Alex Scott and Steph Houghton, along with striker Kelly Smith.

England won their last meeting with Croatia and they will qualify for their fifth consecutive major tournament with a victory this month.

Arsenal Ladies take on Lincoln in the WSL at Meadow Park on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.

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7 Sep 2012