April 18, 2024

The FA makes a second official announcement about St James’ Park after Newcastle United approves the relocation.

England’s Lionesses will pay their first visit to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park in May as they defend their European Women’s Championship.

The Lionesses will make history on Friday, May 31, when they host France on Tyneside. The game is part of a double-header in the North East, with England men taking on Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, June 3.

Sarina Wiegman’s squad will return to Wembley Stadium next month, where they won the UEFA Euros, before flying north and east to qualify for the 2025 finals. They host World Cup semi-finalists Sweden at the national stadium on Friday, April 5, before traveling to Newcastle the following month.

They also play at Norwich City’s Carrow Road in July as part of the Women’s Euro 2025 qualification campaign. England was placed in Group A3 alongside France and the Republic of Ireland, according to the fixture list released this week.

“Wembley holds such special memories and I am delighted we can begin our EURO qualifiers in our home against Sweden,” Wiegman told reporters. “Overall, the qualification campaign will be entertaining, with three top opponents. I’m sure the supporters are looking forward to the games, and it’s great that we’ll be playing three home games in very remarkable stadiums around England.

“Wherever we play in the country, we have amazing support, and I’m sure the games in London, Newcastle, and Norwich will be no exception. We’ll have to show up and perform, but I’m confident the fans will aid us.”

My England Football Members will be able to purchase tickets starting Wednesday, March 27, with general sales beginning Wednesday, April 3.

 

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The game takes place three days before Gareth Southgate’s England meet Bosnia at St James’ Park as part of their Euro 2024 preparations. The Three Lions will play at St James’ Park for the first time since beating Azerbaijan 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in 2005.

“We’re really looking forward to taking the team back to the North East and to a city that is synonymous with football in this country,” said manager Gareth Southgate.

“We will follow that with another memorable moment at Wembley Stadium, when our fans will be able to bid us farewell before we travel to Germany for another fantastic summer. Both opponents in June will undoubtedly present fierce competition and play an essential role in our preparation for the championship.”

Tickets to the game are on general sale now at thefa.com/tickets.

 

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