Women's U23 coach Brent Hills will take charge of England Women's next two matches
England Women’s Under-23 Head Coach Brent Hills will take temporary charge of the England senior women’s team for the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month.
Hills, who was assistant coach to Hope Powell in the senior women’s set-up, will lead England into a vital double-header in September to kick off qualification for Canada in 2015.
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The Lionesses open their campaign against Belarus, at the Goldsands Stadium, home of AFC Bournemouth, aiming to make it to their third successive World Cup finals after reaching the last eight in both 2007 and 2011.
England faced Belarus twice in qualifying for Euro 2009. Two goals from Alex Scott helped guide England to a 4-0 win at Walsall in October 2007, while Fara Williams bagged a hat-trick en route to a comfortable 6-1 victory in Minsk seven months later.
Portsmouth’s Fratton Park will stage the England Women’s second World Cup 2015 qualifier against Turkey five days later on Thursday 26 September.
England last met Turkey in qualifying for the 2011 World Cup, winning both matches 3-0. The home game, in July 2010, was Rachel Yankey’s 100th international appearance and she captained the side, and scored, on her big day.
Wales, Montenegro and Ukraine complete the Group 6 line-up.
Canada will stage the 2015 World Cup, which will have an increased pool of 24 teams.
Following on from their extensive coverage of England at Euro 2013, both games will be shown live on BBC.
England Women v Belarus ticket information
Tickets are priced at £5 Adults, £2.50 Concessions. For details call the ticket hotline on 0844 576 1910 or visit the website: https://tickets.afcbdirect.co.uk/Online/
England Women v Turkey ticket information
Tickets are priced at £5 Adults, £2.50 Concessions. For details call the ticket hotline on 02392 778 559 or visit the website: www.eticketing.co.uk/portsmouth/default.aspx