England Women close out 2022 against Japan and Norway


England will end the year in which they won the European title with two matches in Spain

European champions England will play their final two matches of 2022 against Japan and Norway in November.

The Lions’ year began with victory in the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup in February, before winning Euro 2022 in the summer.

Sarina Wiegman’s best player was S. Wiegman The first English team to win a major trophy since 1966 After beating Germany in the final at Wembley.

Japan and Norway will play in the Pinatar Arena in Murcia (Spain).

Both countries have qualified for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, with England playing Japan on November 11 and Norway four days later.

Those matches will include a sell-out home friendly against world champions USA at Wembley before hosting the Czech Republic in Brighton in October.

“I’m really pleased that we can continue to test ourselves against strong opposition, especially as we are fully focused on our preparations for the World Cup,” said England head coach Wiegman.

“Japan are one of the best teams in Asia and offer a different style of play than what we are used to.

“Norway had a difficult summer, however, they qualified directly for the World Cup and I am sure they will bounce back. They have always proven to be a strong opponent.”

Norway coach Hege Risse was England’s interim manager in 2021 before Wiegman took over.

And Wiegman added: “The staff and players look forward to welcoming Hege back.

“With both teams looking to make a good impression, with a big tournament coming up, it will be a great opportunity to see where we stand.

“Also, I hope that the change of atmosphere and a good climate for that time of year will help keep the players fresh after what has been an exciting and intense year for everyone.”

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