England face Australia for the first time in over seven years, in their final friendly of the 2023 season.
The last time these two teams met was at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland in 2016, when England, under Roy Hodgson, secured a 2-1 victory thanks to a 75th-minute winner minute of Wayne Rooney.
In total, the Three Lions have faced the Socceroos seven times, winning four times and drawing two. Only two of those matches have been at home: the match at Sunderland in 2016 and a match at West Ham’s old ground, Upton Park, in 2003, when England collapsed to a 3-1 defeat.
Gareth Southgate’s side come into the match on the back of a mixed run of results. After a disappointing 1-1 draw against Ukraine in August, the team rallied to win 3-1 away to Scotland, with Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane on the roster. match sheet.
Australia will be hoping for a change in fortunes after failing to win in their last three matches. Their last result was a 2-2 draw against Concacaf Gold Cup winners Mexico in September.
Meanwhile, Southgate could bring a young duo into the squad for Euro 2024.
When is it?
England will face Australia on Friday October 13, the match will start at 7:45 p.m. The clash comes just four days before the Three Lions line up against Italy in a Euro 2024 qualifier on October 17.
Where is the match taking place?
Gareth Southgate’s side welcome the Socceroos to the Wembley Stadium arch for the first time in the game’s history.
What TV channel is it on?
The Wembley clash should be broadcast on Channel 4. The public channel last year took over the broadcast rights to the Nations League and European qualifiers until Euro 2024.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets for this match are still available and can be purchased via the official Wembley Stadium website.
By Mike McGrath
Anthony Gordon and Angel Gomes have put themselves on Gareth Southgate’s radar for England after enjoying an impressive start to the season and winning the European Under-21 Championships.
Southgate also had an eye on James Trafford, the hero of this summer’s Euro triumph, and watched the Burnley goalkeeper at Turf Moor this weekend for his side’s defeat to Manchester United.
England’s friendly against Australia on October 13 could provide an opportunity for players to push for a call-up. That will be followed by a Euro qualifier against Italy four days later, when Southgate’s side can take the next step towards next year’s finals in Germany.
Gordon started for the Under-21s this summer as a striker, but has been effective for Newcastle on the left flank, scoring two goals and creating two with assists.
He spoke of his determination to make the full England squad and add competition to an area where Southgate has picked Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and James Maddison, while Raheem Sterling has not been recalled .
Gomes, 23, played regularly for Lille in France last year after leaving Manchester United in 2020. After a loan spell at Boavista in Portugal, he returned to Ligue 1 and attracted attention in his role as a defensive midfielder .
He was highly rated at United but was unable to agree a new deal, with United looking to fill the role ever since and eventually signing Sofyan Amrabat on an initial loan deal with an option to buy this summer.
Gordon and Gomes have graduated from the under-21s while Trafford is still eligible. The 20-year-old sealed his move from Manchester City to Burnley this summer and was Vincent Kompany’s first choice.
He is highly regarded among the England staff and was the hero of the Under-21 Euros when he saved a penalty in the final against Spain.
Speaking ahead of the Australia clash, Southgate said: “It will be a good challenge for us because Australia have performed well at the World Cup despite four tough opponents.
“I imagine there will be a strong Australian contingent in London for both games. We all know the sporting rivalry between our two countries and that alone will add an extra edge.