Six Arsenal Ladies called up by England

Rachel Yankey scores for England

England boss Hope Powell has called up six members of the Arsenal Ladies squad for this summer's European Championship in Sweden.

Defenders Alex Scott and Steph Houghton have been selected, along with Jordan Nobbs, Kelly Smith, Ellen White and record caps holder Rachel Yankey.

England host Japan in a friendly at Burton Albion FC on Wednesday, June 26 before playing another warm-up match, against Sweden in Uddevalla on Thursday, July 4.

The Lionesses' kick off their tournament against Spain on Friday, July 12 and will also face Russia and France in the group stages.

England were runners-up in 2009, losing 6-2 to Germany in the final.

Squad in full: Karen Bardsley, Rachel Brown-Finnis, Siobhan Chamberlain, Laura Bassett, Gemma Bonner, Sophie Bradley, Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Dunia Susi, Anita Asante, Karen Carney, Jess Clarke, Jade Moore, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott, Fara Williams, Rachel Yankey, Eniola Aluko, Toni Duggan, Kelly Smith, Ellen White

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