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Royals prepare for Women's Euros

Three Reading FC Women gear up for prestigious summer tournament...

14 July 2017

Three Reading FC Women are preparing for the Women's Euro 2017 Championship, which gets underway in the Netherlands this Sunday.

The tournament kicks off with Mandy van den Berg's Holland taking on Norway in Utrecht on Sunday afternoon, with the Royal set to lead her country into the tournament as captain.

England, meanwhile, are set to get their challenge started against Scotland on Wednesday, with the Royals represented by Jo Potter and Jade Moore.

Our Royal cohort will all be trying to knock holders and pre-tournament favourites Germany off of their remarkable winning streak in this tournament, having won each of the last six Women's Euros, and seven of the last eight!

Reading FC Women player and Netherlands captain Mandy van den Berg is set to lead her country out at the Women's Euros

Van den Berg and her Dutch team-mates are set to play Norway, Denmark and Belgium in Group A in the hope of making it to the quarter-finals, whereas England will have to get the better of Scotland, Spain and Portugal to advance.

The Lionesses come into the tournament off the back of two friendly victories, beating Austria 2-1 and comfortably seeing off Switzerland 4-0 in June. Their last defeat came against holders Germany in the SheBelieves Cup back in March, in which Jade Moore started in a narrow 1-0 defeat.

All three Royals were key members of our squad in the recent WSL Spring Series, in which the Royals finished in sixth place in the top tier of women's football in England. Mary Earps is also travelling with the England squad, as a training and reserve goalkeeper.

The new WSL1 season will be getting underway in the autumn, with news on fixtures set to be released in due course.

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