EXCLUSIVE: England Girls will play World Cup hosts Australia of their final match earlier than the match… and the pleasant might show vastly helpful for Sarina Wiegman as the 2 groups are on a collision course for the spherical of 16 of finish.
- Las Leonas will face Australia in a pleasant of their final recreation earlier than the World Cup
- It will likely be the ultimate recreation earlier than Wiegman names his World Cup preliminary crew.
- England and Australia might meet within the spherical of 16 of this summer time’s match
The Lionesses will play a pleasant towards World Cup hosts Australia of their final match earlier than the top of the home season.
England, which ends its Arnold Clark Cup marketing campaign towards Belgium subsequent week, will face Brazil within the Finalism at Wembley on April 6.
Sportsmail understands that the second match in that worldwide window shall be towards Matildas elsewhere within the UK. It will likely be the final recreation for the Lionesses earlier than Sarina Wiegman names her World Cup preliminary squad.
Australia, which is co-hosting the World Cup with New Zealand, has a number of Girls’s Tremendous League gamers in its ranks, together with Chelsea ahead Sam Kerr.
The match might show extraordinarily helpful for Wiegman, as the 2 international locations might meet within the spherical of 16 of the match this summer time.
England will face Australia in a pleasant of their final recreation earlier than the World Cup this summer time
Australia have a number of Girls’s Tremendous League gamers of their ranks, together with Sam Kerr (left)
It will likely be England’s final recreation earlier than Sarina Wiegman names her World Cup preliminary squad.
Group winners England will face runners-up Australia in Brisbane on August 7.
The final time the 2 groups met was in a pleasant in 2018, which ended 1-1 after Clare Polkinghorne canceled out Fran Kirby’s first-half objective for a late equaliser.
England beat the Australians in two friendlies in 2015, successful 3-0 and 1-0 within the respective matches.
Australia earned a shock victory over Group GB within the Tokyo Olympics quarter-finals, however haven’t overwhelmed an English crew since a 2-0 win in a closed-door pleasant in 2011.
The Matildas are twelfth within the FIFA rankings, eight locations beneath England, which is fourth.