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England to Face Scotland in Women’s Nations League Opener at Stadium of Light

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England’s women’s national football team is set to face Scotland in their Women’s Nations League opener on September 22nd at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. This match will mark the Lionesses’ first game following the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, England is scheduled to play against the Netherlands in Utrecht on September 26th.

Due to the clash with the Women’s Nations League fixture, the Championship game between Sunderland and Cardiff City, originally planned for September 23rd, will now be held on Sunday, September 24th.

In the inaugural Women’s Nations League, Belgium, the third country in Group 1A, will face Scotland on September 26th at Hampden Park.

Before participating in the Women’s Nations League, England will kick off their World Cup campaign with a match against Haiti on July 22nd. They will then compete against Denmark on July 28th and China on August 1st as part of Group D. The tournament’s final is scheduled for August 20th.

In their most recent encounter, England defeated Scotland 2-1 during the 2019 World Cup in France. The Nations League draw also means that England’s Dutch manager, Sarina Wiegman, will face her home country for the second time, following the Lionesses’ 5-1 friendly victory over the Netherlands in June last year.

The group stage matches for the Women’s Nations League will take place from September to December, while the finals and promotion/relegation matches are planned for February 2024. The final standings in the Nations League will play a role in determining the groups for the 2025 European Championship and the 2027 World Cup qualifiers. Stay updated with all the latest news from the Women’s World Cup in one place.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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