England at the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup!

England WC Squad
The Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup is heading to London with England heading into the tournament as hosts and the current number two side in the world!

With 100,000 tickets sold and all of England's matches sold out World Cup fever is well and truly here!

Who is in the England squad? Where can I watch the action? Can I get involved with the World Cup without a ticket? All you need to know is right here...

Who is in the squad?

Squad WC

Our squad to take on the world at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup contains eight Olympic Gold medallists from Great Britain's victorious Rio 2016 campaign, two of whom also competed in the games at London 2012.

As well as harbouring a wealth of experience the squad also boasts a number of promising young players who have gained experience at recent major tournaments including the Commonwealth Games and World League Finals. 

Looking ahead to the tournament Head coach Danny Kerry said: "I think we have world class players in key positions with a lot of pace to our attack and equally a good solidity to our defence with lots of options to get the ball out from the back. See the full squad list here.

England Fixtures:

England sit in Pool B and take on India, the United States of America and Ireland who will all be battling to qualify from the group.

First up England face world number 10 side India on Saturday 21 July. The sides met twice recently at the Commonwealth Games where India were 2-1 winners in their pool match before England had their revenge winning 6-0 in the bronze medal match.

Their second game sees England them on the USA on Wednesday 25 July, a side who continue to improve and make their mark on the international stage. Currently ranked seventh they will provide tough opposition and this match will not be one to miss.

Finally England take on Ireland on Sunday 29 July. It’s always a physical and fiercely fought encounter when these teams get together and on the stage that a World Cup provides both sets of players will be desperate to win.

Sat 21 July - India (2pm)
Wed 25 July - USA (8pm)
Sun 29 July - Ireland (7pm)
Thu 2 Aug – Possible QF (8.15pm)
Sat 4 Aug – Possible SF (4.30pm)
Sun 5 Aug – Final/Bronze Medal (4.30/2pm)

How to watch and follow the action:

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You can watch the whole of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup live and exclusively on BT Sport from 21 July to 5 August.

England’s first match against India on 21 July at 2pm will be available to watch for free by logging into the BT Sport App. 

You can also listen to live commentary of all of England’s matches on the BBC Sport website and selected games will be available on BBC 5Live Sports Extra.

Missed out on tickets to see England don’t worry! Not only are all matches live on BT Sport but we will be showing them all for free at Fan Central on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Fan Central is the go-to destination for hockey fans with food, bars, shopping and more an all games will be shown live on our Toshiba TV Big Screen. Access to Fan Central is completely free!