#Lionesses: Czech challenge lined up

England heading for Czech Republic
Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

England Women are to play the Czech Republic in their final game of the year on Tuesday 12 November [kick-off 7:15pm GMT].

They will host Phil Neville’s squad in České Budějovice just three days after the visit of Germany to Wembley in a sell-out fixture on Saturday 9 November.

Phil Neville said: “It is great to have secured this away fixture which follows what I know will be a momentous occasion at Wembley against Germany in front of a sell-out crowd.

“The Czech Republic will provide a very different test for us as we continue our early preparations towards the home EURO 2021.

“The fact that the Czech Republic has been chosen to host the UEFA Women’s Under-19 EURO in 2022 shows just how rapidly the women’s game is growing in their country and how determined they are to progress the game.”

The fixture will take place at the Stadion Střelecký ostrov, home of SK Dynamo České Budějovice and will be broadcast live on BBC4 and available via the iPlayer, with coverage starting from 7:00pm.

The game will also be the first time a Lionesses match will be streamed live in The FA Player. The game will be available worldwide (excluding Czech Republic) and for free on www.FAPlayer.tv or by downloading The FA Player app from the iOS or Google Play app stores.

The Lionesses’ next game sees them face Germany on Saturday 9 November at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on 9 November [kick-off 5:30pm].

The FA last week confirmed all tickets have now been sold for the home friendly. It is hoped the final crowd on the day could beat the record turnout for a women’s game in this country, which stands at 80,023 when the United States beat Japan 2-1 at Wembley to claim gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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