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England Women to ramp up World Cup prep by taking on Sweden in November

Wednesday 12 Sep 2018
England have lined up three home friendlies in the build-up to next year's World Cup

England will host Sweden as they step up their preparations for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The international takes place at Rotherham United’s AESSEAL New York Stadium on Sunday 11 November (1.30pm kick-off).

The South Yorkshire venue has hosted a number of women’s and development team fixtures.

England v Sweden
  • A Women's International
  • 1.30pm, Sunday 11 November
  • AESSEAL New York Stadium
Over 10,000 spectators packed the New York Stadium to witness Jill Scott's late equaliser which earned the Lionesses a 1-1 draw at home to Belgium in a Euro 2017 qualifier.

More recently, the home of the Millers was one of six stadia to host the men’s U17 European Championship, including the final in May.

The AESSEAL New York Stadium is also among the nine venues put forward in The FA’s bid to host the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 finals.


The fixture follows a clash with Brazil at Notts County’s Meadow Lane ground on Saturday 6 October (12.30pm kick-off) and a match against Australia under the floodlights at Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham, on Tuesday 9 October (7pm kick-off).

Head coach Phil Neville said: “This is another exciting fixture as part of our early preparations for next summer’s World Cup.

Phil Neville hugs Rachel Daly after England sealed qualification to the 2019 World Cup

“Sweden are a strong side, currently sitting eleventh in the world rankings, and we know a number of their players well.

“It was important in selecting these friendlies that we made sure we were going to be pitting ourselves against tough opposition who will really test us in the build up to the tournament.

“I hope our fans will enjoy coming along to support the Lionesses in what I’m sure will be another exciting game.”

‘Early bird’ tickets are available up to and including Sunday 14 October, priced £7.50 for adults and £1 for children. The price of an adult ticket goes up to £10 from Monday 15 October, with children’s tickets remaining at £1.

Tickets for all of the above fixtures are on sale now – visit TheFA.com/Tickets to get yours today.

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