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“The coverage of solely deciding on gamers primarily based in England stays as it’s,” Sweeney mentioned at a legacy occasion forward of the 2025 Girls’s World Cup. “In the event you take a look at the variety of gamers going overseas, it would not actually affect our core group of England gamers fairly a lot. There’s perhaps one or two we would quite have over right here. From our perspective, we’re OK with it. The best way issues presently stand, we’re sticking to that abroad rule.

“In the event you really take a look at the gamers we have overseas, they most likely decided when it comes to enthusiastic about the place their England careers are at and in the event that they’re in competition for these hybrid contracts. In the event that they’ve come to the conclusion they are not – and most of them have had conversations with Steve (Borthwick) anyway – it (transferring to France) is partly a life-style selection as a lot as the rest.

“Among the gamers which have gone have not gone for extra money. We expect there is a efficiency benefit to having these (England) gamers primarily based in your personal nation. Those who’ve gone have gone for causes frankly most of us know anyway. We want all of them the very best.”

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