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Ex Lionesses to be honoured at Sell out match at Wembley

Former England Women inter­nati­onals will be honoured on the pitch by the Football Association when the Lionesses host Germany at Wembley on Saturday.

BBC Sport understands the FA have invited as many former capped inter­nati­onals as possible to the game.

The fixture is therefore set to see the largest ever gathering of former England Women stars at one event.

A record attendance for a women's match in the United Kingdom could be set, as tickets for the match have sold out.

The game at the 90,000-seat stadium could beat the previous record of 80,203 for the 2012 Olympic final between United States and Japan.

The majority of the guests set to be recognised never had a chance to play at Wembley, with England's women's national team not featuring at the new Wembley - which opened in 2007 - until November 2014.

Those invited are believed to span nearly 50 years of the Lionesses' history, from the first England Women national team through to modern-era stars including former captain and current Manchester United manager, Casey Stoney.

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