England Women set for one final World Cup audition

Tuesday 07 Apr 2015
England and Man City midfielder Jill Scott

Jill Scott said England’s match against China is the Lionesses’ last chance to impress head coach Mark Sampson before the World Cup.

The encounter, which will take place at Manchester City’s new Academy Stadium, is England’s final home game before they fly to Canada for the summer showpiece - and the last before Sampson names his 23-player World Cup squad.

And midfielder Scott says her team-mates are geared up for one final audition.

England v China

A Women's International
7.30pm, Thursday 9 April
Academy Stadium, Manchester
Tickets priced £5 adults, £2.50 children
Buy via www.MCFC.co.uk/Tickets

She said: “We’re all working hard to be named in that squad and this is such an important game to show what we can all do.

"China are a really good, technical side so it should be an entertaining game for everyone.

“We really want to win this game and keep building momentum before we go to the World Cup, especially on the back of winning the Cyprus Cup last month.”

The 28-year-old is one of four City players in Sampson’s squad and she can’t wait to wear the Three Lions on her new patch.

Scott added: “Our new stadium is a great facility and I can’t wait for England to play there, it’ll be a fantastic occasion.

"We haven’t been to the north west with England for a while and I know the supporters up here will be out in force to get behind us.”

England will fly to Canada in the last week of May and they will take on the host nation in a friendly in Hamilton on 29 May.

They will get their World Cup campaign under way against France on 9 June. They then face Mexico on 13 June and Colombia on 17 June.

Tickets for the China match are still available for the game priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

A £10 family ticket is also available (two adults and two children) and can be bought via www.MCFC.co.uk/Tickets or in person at the Manchester City box office at the Etihad Stadium.

Live match commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from 7.15pm.

By FA Staff