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Team Great Britain announced its final roster for the Tokyo Olympics yesterday.

Notably, Jordan Nobbs and Alex Greenwood were left off of the squad. It will be Nobbs’ second consecutive major tournament miss after she suffered an ACL injury that left her out of the World Cup in 2019. Meanwhile, Manchester City defender Greenwood is coming off of a particularly strong season with City who placed second in the league table. 

The defender took to Twitter Thursday to express her “devastation” and wish the team well. “It’s such an amazing opportunity for the girls,” Greenwood wrote. “I’ll be fully supporting them from back home.”

11 of the 18 total players come from Manchester City while Kim Little (Scotland), Caroline Weir (Scotland) and Sophie Ingle (Wales) are the only non-English representation on the team. 

Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley may have been the most surprising inclusion. Bardsley has only made one appearance since the 2019 World Cup, a game against Canada in April that saw the England women lose 2-0. 

Team Great Britain is set to begin the round table in Group E alongside Japan, Canada and Chile.