England will take on Switzerland and USA this year as 2018 autumn schedule finalised

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018
The Swiss are returning to England in September 2018

The Three Lions will take on both Switzerland and the USA later this year as England’s autumn schedule is finalised.

With Gareth Southgate’s side already having dates in the calendar against Croatia and Spain in the new UEFA Nations League programme across September, October and November, there were two dates left to fill.

And the Swiss will be the visitors on Tuesday 11 September, with a venue for that game still to be decided, before the States will head to Wembley Stadium on Thursday 15 November.

The Swiss have been regular visitors to England in recent years, with their most recent trip being during EURO 2016 qualifying in September 2015, when goals from Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking penalty settled a 2-0 victory for the Three Lions.

Our last meeting with the USA in England came in May 2008 when John Terry and Steven Gerrard scored in a 2-0 home win, while there was also a 1-1 draw in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Gerrard was on the scoresheet again.

David Beckham receives his 100th cap presentation from Sir Bobby Charlton ahead of the game with USA at Wembley in 2008


Following this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Nations League programme gets under way on Saturday 8 September with Spain heading to Wembley for a 7.45pm kick-off.

Southgate’s squad will then travel to Croatia on Friday 12 October before the return trip to Spain on Monday 15 October. Both these fixtures will also kick-off at 7.45pm UK time.

After the US date, the 2018 match calendar will conclude with Croatia at Wembley for a 2pm kick-off on Sunday 18 November.

Tickets details will be released in due course, but you can register with the England Supporters Club to be among the first to receive all the latest Three Lions updates.

Before the trip to Russia, England face two more games on home soil when they tackle Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 2 June and Costa Rica at Elland Road in Leeds on Thursday 6 June. 

Tickets for both of those games are on sale now.

By FA Staff