The England senior men's team will take on New Zealand at Wembley Stadium in November

Wednesday 09 Sep 2020
England will play three games in both October and November

England will welcome New Zealand to Wembley for the first time, when the two sides meet in an international fixture in November.

Gareth Southgate’s squad will take on the All Whites on Thursday 12 November (kick-off TBC) ahead of their last two UEFA Nations League Group A2 fixtures away to Belgium on 15 November and home to Iceland on 18 November.

In keeping with current guidelines, the game is scheduled to be played behind-closed-doors, although we remain committed to working with the Government to get supporters back in stadiums as soon as possible.

England have previously played New Zealand twice, with both matches coming as part of a 1991 summer tour.

Under Graham Taylor, the visitors won 1-0 on 3 June in Auckland thanks to Gary Lineker’s late goal before a 2-0 success five days later in Wellington, courtesy of Stuart Pearce and David Hirst.

The Three Lions returned to action this month with a win in Reykjavik over Iceland before drawing with Denmark in Copenhagen, their first fixtures since November 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Raheem Sterling penalty sealed victory for England over Iceland last weekend

England are next in action against Wales at Wembley for an international, before returning to the UEFA Nations League. The full autumn schedule is as follows:

Thursday 8 October 2020 (8pm BST kick-off) - England v Wales
Sunday 11 October 2020 (5pm BST kick-off) – England v Belgium
Wednesday 14 October 2020 (7.45pm BST kick-off) – England v Denmark
Thursday 12 November 2020 (8pm GMT kick-off) – England v New Zealand
Sunday 15 November 2020 (7.45pm GMT kick-off) – Belgium v England
Wednesday 18 November 2020 (7.45pm GMT kick-off) – England v Iceland

All home games will be staged at Wembley with away venues still to be confirmed.

With all fixtures scheduled to be played behind-closed-doors for the foreseeable future, we will continue to adhere to Government guidelines and liaise with relevant authorities. Supporters will be notified should arrangements change and tickets become available.

By FA Staff