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Reading FC midfielder Jade Moore to wear number 16 for England at World Cup Finals

Reading FC midfielder Jade Moore will wear the number 16 shirt for England at this summer’s Women’s World Cup after being selected in Phil Neville’s 23-player Lionesses squad.

The midfielder represented England at a variety of youth levels, before making her first senior appearance in 2012 against Finland – playing the full 90 minutes.

She has gone on to make 45 appearances for the senior side, scoring against Italy in the Cyprus Cup in 2012 and winning a bronze medal at the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

The Royals midfielder has been a mainstay in England squads for major international tournaments, taking part in Euro 2013, the 2015 World Cup and Euro 2017.

The 28-year-old place’s on the plane was announced by the BBC’s Dan Walker as part of a creative and impressive squad reveal on Twitter by the Lionesses.

Moore replied to her announcement by saying on Twitter: “Good Morning BBC Breakfast. Thank you Dan Walker for announcing me in the squad. #Specialmoment #Lionesses.”

England kick off their Wold Cup campaign on June 9 against Scotland at the Stade de Nice, before travelling to Le Havre to face Argentina (June 14) and then returning to Nice for their final group game against Japan on June 19.

The Lionesses will be in action next week against Denmark (May 25) in their first of two warm-up games.

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