Englands Rachel Daly believes calendar in womens game needs a re-think

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2023-09-19 19:35:04  • 4 mins

Rachel Daly feels the calendar in the womens game needs to be looked at, describing the amount of games as excessive.

England boss Sarina Wiegman last week said the matter was something she was very worried about as she named her squad for matches against Scotland at home on Friday and the Netherlands away four days later in the inaugural Womens Nations League.

The Lionesses World Cup campaign concluded with the final on August 20, and there have been Champions League qualifying fixtures since then.

Daly told a press conference: I do think the calendar is something that does need to be addressed moving forward.

Youve seen a significant amount of injuries in the past year or so, which you can only think may be a part of the calendar and the excessive amount of games we have during the season, especially the girls playing in the Champions League as well.

I do think it needs to be looked at and addressed in the future. But as of right now, were not in a position to minimise game time weve got, so we just have to tackle it head on right now and put ourselves in the best position physically and mentally to play.

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