Arsenal star ready for Women’s European Championship spotlight

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal Ladies FC in action during the FA WSL m

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal Ladies FC in action during the FA WSL match between Arsenal Ladies FC and Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies FC at Meadow Park on September 30, 2012 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat - The FA/The FA via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jordan Nobbs - Credit: The FA via Getty Images

ST ALBANS and Arsenal ladies’ Jordan Nobbs is hoping to do the nation proud when England kick-off their Women’s European Championships in Sweden on Friday.

The opening games of the tournament saw Denmark hold Sweden to a 1-1 draw, despite the hosts having two second-half penalties, and Italy and Finland play out a goalless draw.

England begin their campaign on Friday as they clash with Spain in Group C.

After that Hope Powell’s side face Russia on Monday (July 15) and France next Thursday (July 18).

England will play all three of their group games in Linköping in southern Sweden.


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England were beaten 4-1 by the hosts in their final match before the championships, Ellen White put the Three Lions ahead before Sweden hit back emphatically.

Euro 2013 is 20-year-old Nobbs’ first experience Euro experience with the senior squad, but has made international appearances for the U17, U19 and U20s.

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