England to host 'Road to France' series before World Cup
Last Updated: 05/02/19 6:57pm
England Women will play four home friendlies across the country in preparation for this summer’s World Cup in France, the FA has announced.
Phil Neville's Lionesses will face Canada at Manchester City's Academy Stadium on April 5 and Spain in Swindon on April 9.
The 'Road to France' series will continue with a game against Denmark in Walsall on May 25 and finally New Zealand at Brighton's Amex Stadium on June 1.
Neville said: "It's great that we can visit four different parts of the country and I have no doubt the players will get fantastic support as ever.
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"This is a huge year for my players and staff and we are raring to go. Every single day spent working at St George's Park is with the World Cup in mind, and we are going to France with the aim of doing the country proud."
The Lionesses kick off their World Cup campaign on June 9 in Nice when they face Scotland in Group D, followed by Argentina and Japan.
Before the home friendlies, they are in action at the SheBelieves Cup in United States, which starts on February 27 and sees them face the hosts, Japan and Brazil.