England Women to play Italy and Austria in April
England Women will play a double-header in April in their last home matches before this summer’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.
The Lionesses will take on Italy at Port Vale’s Vale Park on Friday 7 April (7.45pm KO).
They will then face Austria at MK Dons’ Stadium MK on Monday 10 April (7.45pm KO).
Tickets for both games are on sale now priced £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children for each game. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £15 and group booking and Charter Standard discounts apply.
The Lionesses kick off their Euro 2017 campaign, which will be staged in Netherlands, against Scotland in Utrecht on Wednesday 19 July. They then play Spain in Breda (23 July) and Portugal on Tilburg (27 July) in Group D.
England captain Steph Houghton said: “These games are excellent preparation for us ahead of the Euros. They’re against good European opposition and are close together, so really replicating what we’ll experience during the tournament.
“We need to use these games to build momentum in both our performances and togetherness as a team. We want to be as ruthless as we can be and get into winning habits, and that’s something we’ll be working towards in these games.
“It’s also our last chance to play on home soil before we go to the tournament. The support we had during the World Cup in 2015 really helped push us on and we hope people get behind us in the same way during the Euros and at these games.”
The Lionesses last played Austria away in August 2010, winning 4-0 thanks to a brace from Kelly Smith and a goal apiece for Ellen White and Alex Scott. England also enjoyed victory the last time they played Italy at the 2014 Cyprus Cup, winning 2-0 with goals from Toni Duggan and Karen Carney.
Tickets for both games can be bought via www.TheFA.com/Tickets.
Tickets for England v Italy are also available via 01782 655821, for England v Austria by calling 0333 200 5343 and in person at each club’s box office.
The Lionesses are in the US this week for the SheBelieves Cup, where they will face France in Chester, PA (1 March), the hosts USA (4 March) and Germany (7 March).