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Wiegman: Women's Game will become more inclusive but won't happen Overnight

Sarina Wiegman acknowledged things are "not going to change overnight" in light of the lack of diversity in the women's game coming under further scrutiny this week.

Back in February, Chelsea manager Emma Hayes made pointed comments that professional women's football in England was a middle-class sport and that the academy set-up did not bring in diverse talent.

There were three Black players in the Lionesses' squad of 23 that won Euro 2022 and three Black players - Lauren James, Ebony Salmon and Jess Carter - were named in the 26 for the Arnold Clark Cup eight months ago.

"I'm happy with all the things we're doing but that doesn't change overnight," Wiegman said at her press conference ahead of England's Nations League encounter with Belgium on Friday.

"It's not going to change in a month or two months. With the discovery of talent training centres, there's more access for everyone. Hopefully we'll soon see what we see in society where the best in football are playing at the top level."

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