By Lucy Rees
The FAW have announced Gemma Grainger’s squad to face Slovenia and Estonia in the next part of their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign in a very different way as part of the lead up to the side’s 200th match.
Back in September 1993, when some of the current squad weren’t born, Wales took on Iceland at Afan Lido and will be playing their 200th match on Tuesday 22 October against Slovenia in Lendava.
Former internationals from across the last 28 years have announced the squad in a video released on the FAW’s social media channels.
FOR THEM – IDDYN NHW ❤️️🏴
A special cyhoeddiad carfan featuring former Cymru internationals.
— Wales 🏴 (@Cymru) October 14, 2021
Hannah Cain will be back and involved in her first camp after missing out last month with an injury, joining the likes of Jess Fishlock and Sophie Ingle after their successful spell with their clubs in the WSL.
After the match against Slovenia, Cymru will return to the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday 26 October (KO 19:15) to face Estonia.
Wales: Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Olivia CLARK (Coventry United), Poppy SOPER (Plymouth Argyle), Hayley LADD (Manchester United), Gemma EVANS (Reading), Rhiannon ROBERTS (Liverpool), Esther MORGAN (Tottenham Hotspur), Rachel ROWE (Reading), Lily WOODHAM (Reading), Sophie INGLE (Chelsea), Anna FILBEY (Charlton Athletic), Angharad JAMES (North Carolina Courage), Josie GREEN (Tottenham Hotspur), Charlie ESTCOURT (Coventry United), Jess FISHLOCK (OL Reign), Carrie JONES (Manchester United), Chloe WILLIAMS (Manchester United), Ffion MORGAN (Bristol City), Megan WYNNE (Charlton Athletic), Hannah CAIN (Leicester City), Ceri HOLLAND (Liverpool), Kayleigh GREEN (Brighton & Hove Albion), Helen WARD (Watford), Elise HUGHES (Charlton Athletic), Georgia WALTERS (Liverpool).