Steph Houghton, Sophie Ingle and Caroline Weir selected

Scotland pair Caroline Weir and Kim Little are the only other non-English players in the 18-strong squad.

Chelsea’s Women’s Super League player of the year Fran Kirby is included and veteran midfielder Jill Scott is one of 11 Manchester City players called up.

There are no Northern Irish players in Hege Riise’s squad.

Arsenal’s Beth Mead, Chelsea’s Beth England and City’s Alex Greenwood are among the high-profile omissions, while City striker Chloe Kelly has been ruled out with a knee injury.

The 2020 Best Fifa Women’s player award winner Lucy Bronze is selected for her first Olympics.

“I know first-hand as a former player just how proud my players will feel today at having been selected to represent Great Britain,” said head coach Riise.

“There is no greater sporting occasion in the world and I am honoured to lead this hugely talented team into the Games.

“We will go there aiming to win and we will give everything we have to achieve success. I hope Great Britain’s inclusion once more in the Olympic Football Tournament can inspire the next generation of young girls to play the sport we love.”

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