Team GB Women's Football to take on Zambia in send-off game: Ticket details, reaction and more
Photo: The FA

Team GB will face Zambia at Stoke City's Bet365 Stadium on Thursday 1 July in a friendly before travelling to Tokyo for this summer's Olympics.

This is only the second time that Team GB has entered a women's football team for the tournament with them reaching the quarter-finals during the London 2012 Olympic games.

Zambia qualified for the tournament after defeating Cameroon on goal difference following a 4-4 draw and will be only African team in Tokyo. Having been drawn in Group F, they will play the Netherlands in their first match, a side whose head coach, Sarina Wiegman, will take over the Lionesses after the Olympics.

How can you get tickets?

Ticket sales begin at 11:00am on Friday 11 June at tickets.stokecity.com. There will be a reduced capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £15

Children (17 and under): £2.50

Concessions: £5

Is it on TV?

For those who aren't at the ground, the match will be available to watch on BBC Four and BBC Sport online, including the iPlayer

Does it clash with the men’s Euros?

The game takes place during one of this summer’s European Championship’s rest days, so there will be no clash with a men’s game.

Should England get through their group and the Round of 16, then they will play on Friday 2 July, the day after Team GB’s match.

What Hege Riise said

Speaking about the match – which is being funded by the National Lottery – Team GB head coach Hege Riise said: 

“I’m delighted that we have secured a match on home soil which allows fans to watch us play before we depart for Tokyo.

“It has been a long time since supporters have had the opportunity to watch any of the home nations play, and the chance to see our GB squad compete before the Games is a rare occasion indeed.

“We are so excited to see what we can achieve out in Tokyo and we’ll go out there aiming to win. But we also aim to inspire young female footballers from across Great Britain to take up the support and further grow the game.

“We are honoured to welcome Zambia to Great Britain for this match. They have excelled in securing qualification for the Olympics and their achievement and the legacy they will provide will also help grow the women’s game in Zambia.

“On behalf of our entire squad I’d like to thank National Lottery players for making it possible not only for us to host this match but to prepare us in the best possible way to compete for gold in Tokyo.”

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