Fresh from victory over world champions the USA, England return to Brighton – the scene of two of their most famous nights at Euro 2022 – to face the Czech Republic in an international friendly on Tuesday.
The Lionesses’ record-breaking 8-0 victory over Norway and dramatic extra time win against Spain both took place at the Amex Stadium en route to Sarina Wiegman’s side being crowned European champions.
They face a Czech Republic side ranked 28th in the world, and who missed out on a World Cup spot next summer despite twice drawing with the Netherlands during qualifying.
When is kick off? Tuesday 11 October, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? The Amex Stadium, Brighton
TV channel/live stream? ITV (UK)
What time does coverage start?19:30 (BST)
Sarina Wiegman described Georgia Stanway as a ‘question mark’ ahead of Tuesday’s fixture, as the midfielder is still recovering from Friday’s victory over the USA.
The England boss otherwise has everyone fit and available from the squad that overcame the world champions on Friday evening – with Alessia Russo and Leah Williamson still missing through injury.
Wiegman revealed there will be a little bit of rotation on Tuesday evening, but nothing too drastic, potentially offering a chance for minutes for youngsters Lauren James, Ebony Salmon or Jess Park. The Lionesses manager also confirmed that Lucy Bronze will start, seeing the right back earn her 100th cap for her country.
England: Roebuck; Bronze, Bright, Wubben-Moy, Greenwood; Walsh, Zelem, Toone; James, Salmon, Hemp.
When England last played the Czech Republic, the Lionesses agonisingly laboured to a 3-2 victory during their post-2019 World Cup hangover.
Three years on and England are in a vastly different place. Sarina Wiegman’s side are brimming with confidence and playing slick, attacking, exciting football.
The Czech Republic will be no push overs, having taken points off the Netherlands in both of their meetings during World Cup qualifying. However, the European champions should still be expected to come out on top.