England Women set for training camp in Doha
DOHA: England women’s football squad is set to launch their training camp in Doha from Monday.
Coached by former England and Manchester United star Phil Neville, the English squad will be training at Aspire Academy until January 21, Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced on Sunday.
England are conducting the training camp in preparation for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France.
One of 24 teams in the tournament, England have been paired with Japan, Scotland and Argentina. Fourth-ranked England are one of the favourites for the World Cup title.
The English squad’s visit to Doha is part of the arrangement between QFA and the English Football Association (FA) last year in February.
Details released last week showed 28 players will be part of the squad in Doha.
England have won the FIFA World Cup four times and reached the quarterfinals on three occasions (1995, 2007 and 2011). They also reached the Europe Women’s Championship in 1984 and 2009. In the last edition, England finished third in Canada.
Doha remains one of the most popular destinations for visiting clubs and nationals team for training purposes.
With Aspire Academy providing for state-of-the-art facilities, around 10 different European clubs will be seen in action during this month. French giants PSG arrive in Doha on Sunday with KAS Eupen, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven have already landed in the Qatari capital.