Amanda Ilestedt called up for World Cup by Sweden

Amanda Ilestedt, PSG Feminine
Amanda Ilestedt, PSG Feminine / Christian Kaspar-Bartke/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain defender Amanda Ilestedt has been selected for the upcoming Women's World Cup, which is set to start at the end of July.

Ilestedt will be taking part in another World Cup and will hope to go another step further with her country after finishing third last time around.

Amanda was also included in the Sweden squad that made it to the Semi-finals of the Euros last year but lost out to England 4-0, who eventually went on to win the entire competition against Germany.

The 30-year-old Swedish player joined PSG during the Summer of 2021 and has become a key asset in the defensive unit. Her contract does end in a few weeks, but it has been said that PSG are preparing a new deal for the player.

Sadly, Amanda couldn't play the entire 22/23 season with PSG after picking up an injury at the beginning of the year.

When the season started, she was a regular starting player alongside Karchaoui, De Almeida, and Ashley Lawrence until having to sit out for the whole second half of the term. This saw a rotation between Grace Gyeoro and Oriane Jean-Francois in the position.

Ilestedt was able to return for the season's final matchday against Soyaux, played a good game, and won 3-0 with her side.

With Ilestedt fully recovering from her injury, she can now focus on the anticipated World Cup.

In her latest Instagram, after her selection was announced, the defender wrote: " Incredibly happy and proud to be representing my dear Sweden this Summer!"

Ilestedt's Sweden will start their WC'23 journey in a group against Argentina, Italy, and South Africa.

Ilestedt becomes the 10th player of PSG to have their names involved in international squads for the World Cup so far, with eight being chosen for France's Preliminary squad and Lieke Martens being picked for the Netherlands.

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The Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is kickoff on July. 20th and concludes on August. 20th.