England set to face world champions United States in Wembley homecoming for Women’s Euro 2022 heroes

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England set to face world champions United States in Wembley homecoming for Women’s Euro 2022 heroes
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Women’s Euro 2022 winners England will play a friendly against world champions USA at Wembley in October, providing they qualify for the World Cup next month.

The Lionesses are top of their qualifying group and, with two games to go, they are five points clear and should book their place at next year’s tournament in Australia and New Zealand.

Should they do that, England will take on the current holders USA in a friendly at Wembley on Friday October 7.

It will be the first time the Lionesses return to Wembley since their historic Euro 2022 final against Germany on Sunday, which drew a record crowd of 87,192.

The match also promises to be a symbolic occasion as it will mark the 50th anniversary of the first official England women’s fixture on November 18, 1972.

The FA aim to invite every living Lioness to the national stadium, and also to acknowledge those across previous generations who paved the way.

With just a month between the September games and the proposed USA friendly, which will have an evening kick-off, the decision to put tickets on sale now was made to help fans to have as much notice as possible for their travel plans.

It will also allow the USA - who edged past England in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals on their way to retaining the trophy they also won in 2015 - the chance to confirm their own autumn schedule.

England head coach Sarina Wiegman said: “It is really exciting to have the chance to play the US at Wembley if we can make sure of qualification for the World Cup.

“It would be the perfect game for our squad to meet another strong team after so many tough games in the Euros. It is good we enjoy the moment we are in after this wonderful summer, but we know we still have to work to do to take the next step forward.

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“As a team, we take nothing for granted with our goal of reaching the World Cup and whoever we play at home in October it will be special to have another Wembley fixture.

“After the positive experiences we have had this summer, it will be great to welcome as many fans as possible so that we can say thanks again for their incredible support.”

Tickets go on sale today, August 2, to My England Football members, with fans able to sign-up and register for free, and on general sale tomorrow from 2pm on Wednesday 3 August.

Tickets are priced at £5 for under 16s, £10 for concessions (over 65s and students) and from £10 for adults.

Should England instead be involved in the two-legged World Cup play-offs in October, anyone with a ticket for the US fixture would be entitled to a refund and given the opportunity to buy a ticket for the play-off with time and venue to be confirmed in September.

The FA and US Soccer would then work to agree a new date for the two teams to meet in future.

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