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27 February 2017

England Women will play Italy at Vale Park in April as they prepare for this summer’s European Championship finals.

The Lionesses will take on the Azzurre at Port Vale’s stadium on Friday 7 April (7.45pm KO).


Tickets for the game are on sale now priced £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children.  A family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £15 and group booking and Charter Standard discounts apply.


The match is part of a double-header of send-off games that England will play before the Euros as Mark Sampson’s side will entertain Austria at MK Dons’ stadium:mk on Monday 10 April (7.45pm KO).


England last played Italy at the 2014 Cyprus Cup, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Toni Duggan and Karen Carney.


England’s most-capped player Fara Williams said: “It’s really important for our preparation for the Euros that we’re playing as many European teams as possible so we know what we might be facing come the summer.


“Italy always give us a good game and they’re definitely an up-and-coming side. We know how important this game will be for us in building up our support ahead of the Euros and we’ll want to put in a good performance in front of our home fans.


“In all my years as an England player we’ve never been to Port Vale so I’m really looking forward to playing at a new stadium and hopefully we’ll get a big crowd there.”

Colin Garlick, at Port Vale, said: “Port Vale Football Club is very much looking forward to hosting this Women’s International against Italy here at Vale Park in April.


“We know that this is a very important fixture for our national team as they prepare for the European Championship this summer. It is both a privilege and an honour for Port Vale to be hosting such a prestigious game.”


The Lionesses kick off their Euro 2017 campaign against Scotland in Utrecht on Wednesday 19 July.  They then play Spain in Breda (23 July) and Portugal on Tilburg (27 July).


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The Lionesses are in USA this week for the SheBelieves Cup, where they will face France in Chester, PA (1 March), the hosts USA (4 March) in New Jersey and Germany (7 March) in Washington D.C.. more information please visit

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