This year, England will compete against Australia head-to-head in London by way of a one-of-a-kind international double. Before the Australian soccer teams travel to Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Friday, October 13, 2023, the Lionesses will welcome the Matildas to Brentford for an Alzheimer’s Society International on Tuesday, April 11.
The last time the Lionesses and Australia played was in October 2018, when Fran Kirby scored in a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage, Fulham. The last time the men and Lionesses met was in May 2016, when they won 2-1 at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. Marcus Rashford, then 18 years old, became the youngest male player to score on his England debut, making history.
Wiegman will have another busy month in April because she will be leading her EURO champions against Brazil in the Finalissima 2023 at a sold-out Wembley on Thursday, April 6 before the Australia date. These come on the heels of the Lionesses’ final Arnold Clark Cup match against Belgium on Wednesday in Bristol, which comes on the heels of victories over Korea Republic and Italy to kick off 2023.
Members of My England Football have priority access to tickets for the England Women vs. Australia match. On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, you will receive an email with a link to the priority window. By 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, you must have signed up for My England Football and selected “England Women’s senior team” in your contact preferences to receive the email.
In August 2021, the FA announced a charity partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society that would last for two years.
In the first Alzheimer’s Society International, on March 26, 2022, goals from Luke Shaw and Harry Kane led the England men’s team to a 2-1 victory over Switzerland at Wembley. To highlight the fact that people with dementia frequently experience memory loss, the Three Lions entered the field for the second half without their names printed on the backs of their shirts.