Lionesses to play at Wembley, Newcastle and Norwich

Newcastle United FC to host Lionesses
Newcastle United’s St. James Park ground. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

England’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 qualifying group home games will be staged at Wembley Stadium, Newcastle United and Norwich City.

Sarina Wiegman’s squad will welcome FIFA World Cup semi-finalists Sweden to the national stadium on Friday 5 April followed by a first-ever trip to St. James’ Park, Newcastle in May. There’s then a return to Carrow Road in Norwich in July for the final home game of the qualifying campaign.

Wiegman told “Wembley holds such special memories and I’m delighted we can begin our EURO qualifiers at home against Sweden. In all, it’s going to be an exciting qualification campaign against three top opponents. I’m sure the fans are looking forward to the games and it’s really nice that we’re playing our three home games in really special venues in different parts of England.

“Wherever we play in the country we have such fantastic support and I’m sure these games in London, Newcastle and Norwich will be no different. We will need to show up and perform but there’s no doubt the fans can help us.”

History will be made on Friday 31 May as the Lionesses head to Newcastle United’s St. James’ Park for the first time when they host France. England will then travel to Saint-Étienne for the return fixture on Tuesday 4 June.

England’s away trip to Dublin to face Republic of Ireland on Tuesday 9 April will be the first time the two teams have met since 1987 when the Lionesses secured a 1-0 win at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Carrow Road will host the final home game of the campaign against Republic of Ireland on Friday 12 July. England finish Group A3 with a trip to Sweden on Tuesday 16 July.

Games will be televised by ITV Sport and take place in the evening with kick-off times to be confirmed prior to tickets going on sale.

Tickets for the opening match against Sweden at Wembley Stadium will be available to buy for My England Football members on Monday 11 March with general sale following on Wednesday 13 March.

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