England Women's National Team

England to host Brazil and Australia in October.

England will play Brazil and Australia in October as part of their preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.

England booked their place at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Wales last Friday, the Lionesses are now beginning their preparations for the main event in France.

The first international friendly is against Brazil on Saturday 6 October at Notts County’s Meadow Lane ground (12:30 local).

Meadow Lane is one of the grounds that the English Football Association included in their proposal bid for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 Finals.

They will then host Australia Matildas on Tuesday 9 October at Craven Cottage (Fulham), kick-off at 7pm (local time).

England head coach Phil Neville said on TheFA.com: “After the euphoria of securing qualification to the World Cup last Friday, we can now focus on a solid nine-month preparation period and these friendlies will form an important part of those plans.

“Both teams will be challenging opponents, with Brazil and Australia both ranked in the top ten in the world. And of course they are potential World Cup opposition for us.

“It’s been an incredible year for the Lionesses, but the hard work has only just started. The next nine months will be crucial and it begins with these friendlies. We’re all looking forward to testing ourselves against challenging opposition and I’m sure our fans will come out in good numbers to show their support.”

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