West Ham Women’s Lucy Parker Lambasts Club for Absence of London Stadium Match Fixtures | Football News

West Ham Women’s Defender Calls Out Club for Lack of Match at London Stadium

Lucy Parker, defender for West Ham United Women’s team, has criticised her own club for not arranging a match at the London Stadium. This comes after the announcement that the men’s U18 team will play their FA Youth Cup semi-final at the same stadium next week. West Ham Women’s team is currently seventh in the Women’s Super League and reached the semi-finals of the Continental Cup, losing 7-0 to Chelsea. Despite their performance, they have not been given the opportunity to play at the men’s stadium since 2019. Parker took to Twitter to express her disappointment.

“Only WSL side not to have a game at the men’s stadium and haven’t played there since 2019. Made an FA Cup semi-final last year too so can’t be that.”

While West Ham United does not own the London Stadium, Sky Sports News understands that hosting a fixture at the famous ground has been set as a priority for the newly-formed women’s team board. The team currently plays home matches at Chigwell Construction Stadium, home to National League side Dagenham.

Recently, vice-chair Karren Brady, fellow board member Tara Warren, and director of ticketing Nicola Keye were appointed as directors of the women’s team. Baroness Brady stated that the trio will “work tirelessly to ensure that West Ham United Women continue to go from strength to strength, on and off the field”.

Lucy Parker’s social media post coincided with her call up by England boss Sarina Wiegman for next month’s Finalissima meeting with Brazil at Wembley and the friendly against Australia at Brentford’s Gtech Community Stadium.

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England manager Sarina Wiegman discusses her selection for the Lionesses squad and says there won’t be much change between now and the World Cup.

England squad in full for Brazil and Australia friendlies

The England Women’s squad has been announced for upcoming fixtures against Brazil and Australia. The squad includes:

  • Goalkeepers: Mary Earps, Sandy MacIver, Ellie Roebuck, Hannah Hampton
  • Defenders: Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Jess Carter, Niamh Charles, Alex Greenwood, Maya Le Tissier, Esme Morgan, Lucy Parker, Leah Williamson
  • Midfielders: Laura Coombs, Jordan Nobbs, Georgia Stanway, Ella Toone, Keira Walsh
  • Forwards: Rachel Daly, Lauren Hemp, Lauren James, Chloe Kelly, Jess Park, Alessia Russo, Katie Robinson

Upcoming fixtures for England

Don’t miss these upcoming fixtures for England:

  • April 6: England vs Brazil – kick-off 7.45pm, Women’s Finalissima (Wembley Stadium)
  • April 11: England vs Australia – kick-off 7.45pm, friendly (Gtech Stadium)

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