We don’t want to jinx it but we think it’s coming home again this year 


The FIFA Women’s World Cup is racing towards us faster than we can tackle it. Kicking off on 20 July at Eden Park in Auckland, this summer is set to see another fantastic string of games from our brilliant Lionesses. 

After the enormous success of the Euros last year – which finally saw it come home – we’re hoping to see our Lionesses holding another trophy high again this year. 

Due to some injuries this year, the England team is missing a few familiar faces such as Leah Williamson, Fran Kirby and Beth Mead. However, don’t be alarmed. The squad this year is looking stronger than ever, full to the brim with exciting talent and a hunger for the win. 

So, who is out as LGBTQIA in the Lionesses’ squad this year? And who are they dating? 

Jess Carter

Jess Carter and her girlfriend Ann-Katrin Berger are the epitome of couple goals. Despite playing for opposing teams – with Ann-Katrin as Germany’s goalkeeper in this year’s World Cup – we are obsessed with all of their couple content they post. When she’s not donning the England kit, Jess plays for Chelsea FC. 

Rachel Daly 

Having just won the WSL’s Golden Boot award with 22 goals in 22 league games last season for Aston Villa, Rachel Daly is quite possibly one of the best strikers on the planet at the moment. While she’s previously dated Kristie Mewis, Sarah Gorden, Christen Westphal and Millie Turner, we believe that the Yorkshire superstar is currently single. 

Bethany England

The Tottenham Hotspur forward will be playing once again in the England kit at this year’s World Cup. Bethany has been blessing our Instagram feed recently with holiday pics of her and her girlfriend Stephanie Williams. 

Lucy Staniforth

Joining the team as one of the Lionesses’ standby players, the Aston Villa player has been married to her wife Laura since December 2022. Players such as Jordan Nobbs and Demi Stokes were Lucy’s bridesmaids on the big day. We’re hoping that Lucy gets some time on the pitch in this upcoming season!

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