Murals of female footballers: Twitter UK

Ahead of the Women’s World Cup, striking portraits of Phil Neville's squad have been struck up in the stars' hometowns as the Lionesses continue their World Cup journey.

Phil Neville's team are through to the quarter finals of the Women’s World Cup now, where they are set to take on Norway at 8pm on the 27th of June.

The player murals commissioned by Twitter, are found in locations all across the UK including Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Irvine, Aberdeen and London. The Artworks feature some of Scotland and the Lionesses' biggest names, including Nikita Parris - who scored England's opening goal at the weekend - Alex Greenwood, skipper Steph Houghton, Toni Duggan and Lucy Bronze.

Claire Emslie, who plays for the Scottish national team, said:

“It’s really cool to have a mural of me in Edinburgh." "It’s a bit surreal but I’m really grateful to Twitter UK for such a great activation. I’ve already had family members trying to seek it out to take a picture with it.”

Each illustration is in the style of an individual artist, with the Twitter handles of both the footballer and artist displayed.

Artists participating include Laura Callaghan, Mercedes Bazan, Lidia Cao, Sam Dunn, Louise Pomeroy, Claudine O’Sullivan, Ella Masters, Lesley Barnes, Zem Clarke and Toria Jaymes.

Dara Nasr, managing director of Twitter UK, said: Twitter is the place to follow the FIFA Women’s World Cup this year.

“We’re proud to be driving forward conversation around the women’s game, launching the first ever #WomenInFootball emoji and the hashtag #WhatIf campaign to champion women and girls within the football industry”
Toni Duggan - Mechibaz

“These murals were the perfect way to pay homage to the stars of the game within their hometowns and cities, giving them the legendary status they deserve.”

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