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England's World Cup preparations are in jeopardy with some clubs refusing to release players in time for manager Sarina Wiegman's desired start date.
The Lionesses' boss had wanted all of her players in camp by June 19 but several clubs will not make their stars available until four days later, which is a date that has been agreed by the European Club Association and FIFA.
Bayern Munich, who have midfielder Georgia Stanway, have publicly said they will not release players before the agreed date while leading English sides are also reluctant to do so.
Mail Sport understands Manchester United would allow players to join camps from June 19, but only if other clubs are willing to do the same. Players would also have to agree to participate.
Wiegman, who named her 23-player squad for the tournament on Wednesday, insisted she has had her plans in place since November and is unhappy with the late proposals.
Sarina Wiegman has been left furious with clubs refusing to release England players on time
Bayern Munich, who have Georgia Stanway on their books, won't let stars go ahead of the date
'Of course, that's frustrating because we have all our plans and we thought we were all set and then like a month ago, all of a sudden, things change. We didn't expect that, it is so late.
'We're all set and a month before we start, it all changes. That's frustrating and it's hard too because I think this is not the time to do this. It's a time to do that later and solve it after this tournament. I still hope we can negotiate.'
Wiegman also said that if England are delayed in starting their camp they may not be able to have a send-off game before they fly to Australia on July 5.
'If we start on the 19th we have enough days to get ready for such a game, if we start later then the players are even longer out from football and then you have too short a time to get ready for a