England women set for Wembley return with World Cup qualifier

England will go back to Wembley for their 2023 Women’s World Cup qualifier versus Northern Ireland on October 23, it was revealed Wednesday.

It will be the very first competitive component for the Lionesses at the nationwide arena considering that the north London place resumed in 2007, although the ground has actually hosted 2 friendlies versus Germany in 2014 and 2019.

England last satisfied Northern Ireland at St George’s Park in February for their very first worldwide considering that the coronavirus pandemic, with the hosts delighting in a comfy 6-0 win.

Sue Campbell, director of ladies’s football at England’s governing Football Association, stated: “Having the chance for our England team to play again at Wembley in a competitive fixture is so important.

“From an efficiency viewpoint, it will offer us the opportunity to get near a big-game event of the kind we hope our team will experience at next summertime’s house UEFA Euro.

“Having had such a challenging 18 months, the day will mean so much to our players and of course we hope the chance to play in front of so many fans will be something truly special.”

Campbell included: “We have missed the supporters and let’s hope that things are heading in the right direction on that front.

“We desire Wembley to seem like house for our England group and we desire the gamers to be able to prosper when they go out to play.

“We are at the start of an exciting season and with Sarina Wiegman coming in as head coach, there is every reason for us to be upbeat for the months ahead.”

Northern Ireland supervisor Kenny Shiels stated: “This is an amazing piece of news for the team and my staff and I am excited to take our country to play at the home of football.

“However felt confident we will go to London and be competitive.”


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.