England Women will not be intimidated by USA

Wednesday 11 Feb 2015
Siobhan Chamberlain made her England debut against Holland in 2004

Siobhan Chamberlain says England will not be overawed by facing USA on Friday.

Although they are second in the FIFA rankings, USA are officially the most successful women’s team on the planet. They have won the World Cup twice, Olympic Gold four times and the CONCACAF Gold Cup seven times.

Jill Ellis’s side lost just three of their 24 matches in 2014 and they will be many people’s favourites for World Cup glory in the summer, despite their 2-1 defeat by France on Sunday.

England v USA

A Women's International
8pm, Friday 13 February
stadium:mk, MK Dons FC
Tickets are priced £5 adults, £2.50 children
Call 0333 200 5343 or visit MK Dons site

Both England and USA will look at this match-up at MK Dons as a key part of preparation for Canada 2015, and Chamberlain believes Mark Sampson's squad are ready to “get the job done”.

She told BBC Sport: "Women's soccer is huge [in USA] and they are massive stars - bigger stars than the men's players.

"USA are the biggest team in the world. Their high profile makes it a bigger occasion. But we need to take it as another game and not worry about them.

"When you're in the tunnel and it's 11 players stood next to 11 players, it's just about how you go out there and get the job done, regardless of the name on the back of the shirt.”

She continued: "If you look for it there will be more hype for this game, which is great because you will get more people interested in it.

"It's a huge game for Milton Keynes, a huge game for England and a huge game for women's football."

Tickets for the USA match are priced £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £10 and group booking discounts apply.

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