England: World Cup qualifier in opposition to Austria to be hosted in Stadium of Gentle

Beth Mead (left) and Steph Houghton (proper) performed for Sunderland early of their careers

England’s ladies’s group will host Austria at Sunderland’s Stadium of Gentle on Saturday, 27 November of their penultimate 2023 World Cup qualifier.

The Lionesses lead their group after two video games having overwhelmed North Macedonia 8-0 and Luxemburg 10-0.

“I’m delighted we are able to play in such a powerful stadium and in entrance of followers who’re so passionate in regards to the sport,” head coach Sarina Wiegman mentioned.

“I do know will probably be a special occasion and I hope we are able to rise to the event.”

The guests might show powerful opponents having additionally certified for subsequent summer season’s European Championships in England.

The match, which kicks-off at 12:30 BST, will likely be a homecoming for a quantity gamers with Steph Houghton, Jill Scott, Lucy Bronze, Demi Stokes, Carly Telford, Lucy Staniforth and Beth Mead having performed for Sunderland early of their careers.

“I’m effectively conscious how necessary the north-east of England has been within the improvement of so a lot of our squad, and specifically Sunderland,” Wiegman added.

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