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      Lionesses forward 'hangs up boots'

      Rachel Daly announces international retirement

      2024/04/10 13:02

      England women’s international forward Rachel Daly has today announced her retirement from international football with immediate effect.

      The Aston Villa attacker said: “I would love nothing more to play for England forever but the time has come for me to hang my boots up on the international stage.”

      Daly came off the bench for the Lionesses late on on Tuesday evening as Sarina Wiegman’s side defeated the Republic of Ireland by two goals to nil in a UEFA EURO 2025 qualifying match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

      The 32-year-old has won 84 caps for her country, scoring 16 goals, and also represented Great Britain four times, playing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

      She was a part of the squad that won UEFA EURO 2021 with England and also helped them reach the final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand last year.

      At club level, she joined Aston Villa in 2022, having previously played for Leeds United, Lincoln Ladies, Los Angeles Strikers, LA Blues, SoCal FC, Houston Dash and West Ham United. She has scored 29 goals in 38 games in the WSL for Villa. 

      England started their UEFA EURO 2025 qualifying campaign on Friday with a frustrating 1-1 draw against Sweden at Wembley before that aforementioned victory over Ireland. 


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      2024-04-10 13h48m by hturnerford
      As an English football fan, it's sad to see Rachel Daly retire from international football. She's been a key player for England and her contributions will be missed. Best of luck to her in her future endeavors!
      2024-04-10 13h19m by omitchellsonjones
      As a football fan, it's sad to see Rachel Daly retire from international football. She's had an amazing career with 84 caps and 16 goals for England, and also represented Great Britain at the 2020 Olympics. Congrats on being part of the UEFA EURO 2021 winning squad and reaching the FIFA Women's World Cup final in 2023. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors, Rachel!


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