Euro 2022 winners England sell out Wembley in 24 hours for US friendly

England at Wembley

The Lionesses have sold out Wembley for a friendly with the United States in just one day.  

The match was announced yesterday to capitalise on England’s remarkable success at Euro 2022. 

A record-breaking 87,192 fans packed out Wembley on Sunday to watch the Lionesses defeat Germany 2-1 and clinch European glory. 

It was England’s first major title since the men’s side won the World Cup in 1966, and the thrilling final left football fans wanting more.

General admission tickets for the match against the US sold out in 24 hours and 14 minutes, with only hospitality options remaining. This suggests that nearly 90,000 tickets have been snapped up. 

The US, four-time World Cup winners, have long been viewed as the standard for national teams around the world.

They defeated England 2-1 in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, going on to win the title after beating the Netherlands in the final. 

But the two sides last met in 2020 – when the US won 2-0 – and there is the belief that England could now well be the superior team. 

It must be noted that October’s friendly against the US is subject to England securing World Cup qualification in September.

The Lionesses need a point away to nearest group rivals Austria on September 3rd, or, failing that, a victory at home to Luxembourg at Stoke City on September 6th.

United States and England at 2019 World Cup

 “It is really exciting to have the chance to play the US at Wembley if we can make sure of qualification for the World Cup,” England manager Sarina Wiegman said. 

“It would be the perfect game for our squad to meet another strong team after so many tough games in the Euros. It is good we enjoy the moment we are in after this wonderful summer, but we know we still have to work to do to take the next step forward.

“As a team, we take nothing for granted with our goal of reaching the World Cup and whoever we play at home in October it will be special to have another Wembley fixture. 

“After the positive experiences we have had this summer, it will be great to welcome as many fans as possible so that we can say thanks again for their incredible support.”

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