April Double-Header For England Women

Last updated : 03 April 2021 By Three Lions

England Women face France and Canada in two tough tests later this month having returned to action following a long lay-off when easing past Northern Ireland in February.

Important matches in their own right, against a French side who will be challenging for the European Championship on English soil next year and the always-competitive Canadians, the fixtures will always act as a warm-up for the delayed Tokyo Olympics.

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Interim England coach Hege Riise is also taking charge of Team GB and a significant number of the players she has named for this double-header are also set to be on the plane to Japan.

Captain Steph Houghton is not in the 24-player group chosen for April's games after suffering an achilles injury while uncapped duo Niamh Charles of Chelsea and Millie Turner of Manchester United are included.

The French fixture is scheduled for Caen on 9 April but is potentially vulnerable to a postponement for Covid reasons while Canada come to the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke on 13 April.

Coverage of both matches will be available on BBC Four, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.