England's Women will entertain Sweden in August

Tuesday 22 Apr 2014
England will Sweden on 3 August

England's Women will host Sweden in a friendly match in August.

Mark Sampson’s team will face last year's European Championship hosts on Sunday 3 August, with the venue and kick-off time to be confirmed.

Last year, England travelled to Gothenburg for the reverse fixture and have agreed to host the Swedes, ranked fifth in the world, in a reciprocal match this summer.

England are five matches into their 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign, enjoying a 100 per cent record so far.

The next qualifier, against Ukraine, takes place at Shrewsbury’s Greenhous Meadow stadium on Thursday 8 May and is live on BBC Two (KO 7.30pm).

Sampson said: "We are really pleased that Sweden have agreed to come to England in August.

"For us to test ourselves against the best teams in the world is not only a fantastic opportunity for us, but also a brilliant occasion for our supporters.

"Sweden have an outstanding team and a great manager, so we can’t wait to take them on and really measure where we are at."

Tickets are still on sale for the Ukraine qualifier via www.shrewsshop.com or by calling 01743 273 943

By FA Staff