Four of the world’s top women’s sides will face off in a brand-new invitational tournament in February, and Molineux is to host the final round of fixtures – including England vs Germany.
The annual tournament will significantly boost England’s international calendar and ensure they face world-class opposition in the build-up to their UEFA European Women’s Championships and FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The inaugural edition of competition sees four of the world’s top 10 teams face off, with England joined by European powerhouses Germany and Spain, as well as 2020 Olympic champions Canada.
Fans will be treated to three double-header matches played across seven days in a round-robin format at three venues across England, including a final round of matches at Molineux where the tournament winner will be confirmed.
Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium will host the first round of fixtures, which sees Germany take on Spain and England face Canada, while Norwich’s Carrow Road will host the second matchday, including England vs Spain and Canada vs Germany.
The third and final round on Wednesday 23rd February will come from Molineux, as Spain go head-to-head with Canada and the competition finishes with England taking on old rivals Germany.
Baroness Sue Campbell, director of Women’s Football at The FA, said: “This exciting new addition to the international calendar promises to further accelerate the rapid growth we are already seeing in women’s football.
“Giving England fans the opportunity to see their team take on some of the best opposition in the world on an annual basis will create substantial interest, leading to a broader fanbase and strengthening grassroots participation.
“It will also provide the England team with the best preparation heading into the major tournaments over the next four years.”
Tickets for all three England fixtures will be available to purchase later this month via TheFA.com/tickets.