England Women have sold more than 33,000 tickets for their historic match against Germany at Wembley Stadium.
The match will have the biggest crowd for an England Women’s international to date, surpassing the previous record of 29,092 which was recorded when England played Finland at the Etihad Stadium in 2005, as part of the European Championships.
The game, which takes place on 23 November, will be the first time an England Women’s team have played at the new Wembley.
And the clash with the current European champions and former World Cup winners will also be a key part of England’s preparations for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
England head coach Mark Sampson, who is currently leading his squad in a ten day training camp at St George’s Park, said:
“This is a magnificent start to ticket sales and shows just what fantastic support there is out there for this team and for women’s football.
We know it will be a great occasion, not just playing at Wembley but playing a team of Germany’s quality. These are exactly the sort of matches we want to be playing in preparation for next summer’s World Cup, against the best teams in the world.
There is a big buzz around the team and staff today knowing how much support there is for us out there.”