Reading have just two internationals selected to represent their national teams at this FIFA Women’s World Cup, those being Jade Moore for England and Sophie Howard for Scotland.
Experienced midfielder Moore will be looking to add to her current tally of 46 senior international caps, the midfielder was part of the 2009 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship winning squad earlier in her career. She’s since featured at two UEFA Women’s European Championships in 2013 and 2015 while she won a Bronze Medal with the Lionesses at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.
Moore was named on the bench in England’s 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday but will now look to feature in either of the next two fixtures against Argentina and Japan. The midfielder’s Reading teammate, Sophie Howard, featured for Scotland in their defeat to England but was replaced in the 75th minute by Birmingham City player Chloe Arthur.
Howard has represented her country 15 times, but surprisingly, having grew up in Germany she represented that nation at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. The player also gained a call up for England’s ‘Next Gen’ squad, but has since gone on to pledge her allegiance to Scotland, whom she qualifies for through her Scottish grandfather.
The defender made her senior international debut in April 2017 in a defeat to Belgium and has since scored her first goal in last month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup warm up match against Jamaica, a 3-2 victory in-front of a 18,000 crowd at Hampden Park.
Moore’s England face Argentina in Le Havre tomorrow night while Howard will hope to feature for Scotland against Japan in Rennes.
Reading’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Representatives
England – Jade Moore
Scotland – Sophie Howard
By Marnie Kelly (@mk_marnie)