England forward Rachel Daly has announced her retirement from international football this morning. 

The 32-year-old has 84 caps for the Lionesses, and has scored 16 goals in her international career.

The announcement comes after England’s 0-2 triumph over Republic of Ireland in the EURO 2025 Qualifiers yesterday evening.

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In a post on instagram, Daly said: It has been the greatest honour to represent my family, my teammates and the entire country.

”I have a lot of incredible memories during my time with England that have been pivotal moments.”

Daly was part of the England squad that won the Women’s EUROs in summer 2022.

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She added: ”I am very fortunate to have played a small part in making history with the Lionesses and I feel now is the right time to pass on that baton to the next generation and be England’s number one fan from the stands.

”I am excited to keep working hard at club level to reach new highs and spend some much needed quality time with my loved ones.”

The Aston Villa forward and vice-captain made her England debut against Serbia in 2016 and also scored the first of her 16 goals in this match.

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By Emilie Mwanza

Founder of Beyond The 90. Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston.