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England currently sit second in their qualifying group, trailing France by two points, following a draw with Sweden and victory over the Republic of Ireland last month.

“After an intense season, we wanted to give the players clarity and help them to prepare in the best possible way, with the balance of performance and welfare as a priority,” Wiegman said about naming a squad for two upcoming international windows.

“We have had good conversations with the clubs, and we are grateful for their co-operation and support in helping the players to be fresh, fit and ready for two international matches on the highest level.”

As well as finding a balance physically, Wiegman says they can learn methods to deal with mental pressures as she reflected on Mental Health Awareness Week.

Asked if she had a message for people who may be struggling, Wiegman told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Don’t keep it to yourself. People don’t see when people are struggling mentally.

“You can see when someone breaks their legs, it’s very obvious, but those [mental] things are not obvious. If you are struggling, search for help.

“Talk to people that can support, have knowledge and expertise around that. When we relate this to sport, you can train how to deal with things. But I would say get the support that is out there.”

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