England Finalise Busy Autumn Schedule

England will play two friendly fixtures in addition to their four Nations League matches before the end of the year

The announcement of matches against Switzerland and the USA completes a busy schedule for Gareth Southgate’s side as they will also meet Spain and Croatia home and away in the new UEFA Nations League.

A friendly with the USA will take place at Wembley on Thursday 15 November but, pleasingly, England will take on the Swiss at a club ground yet to be announced on Tuesday 11 September to go alongside the pre-World Cup clash with Costa Rica which will be at Elland Road, Leeds, on Thursday 7 June.

Interest in the Swiss game will, of course, be governed by how well the Three Lions fare in Russia.

A barely believable 72,024 came to Wembley in August 2010 for a friendly against Hungary on the back of a dismal World Cup campaign but after another failure in 2014 there were only 40,181 inside the stadium for the game against Norway.

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