Published 22 June 2021 1 min read
Young Lionesses

Zambia game cancelled

Written by:

Wendy Taylor

Due to circumstances beyond everyone's control, Zambia have had to withdraw from the National Lottery-hosted GB Women’s Football send-off game on 1 July.

The African nation – who will also be taking part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next month – had to pull out of the game at Stoke City because of complications linked to COVID-19 restrictions. 

This is only the second time that Team GB have entered a women’s football team since the introduction of the event to the Olympic schedule in 1996. Team GB fielded a football squad for the first time in the London 2012 Olympic Games.  The team reached the quarter-finals, with the United States the eventual winners after beating this summer’s hosts Japan 2-1 to win gold for a third consecutive time.

Olympic champion Hege Riise, who won gold with Norway at the 2000 Games, will lead the GB squad at this summer’s Games.

Ticket refunds will be issued to all purchasers.

Anyone who has paid by credit/debit card online or over the phone will be automatically refunded back to the original card. Those who have paid at the Ticket Office window (by any payment method) will need to e-mail tickets@stokecityfc.com or call 01782 367599 to arrange the refund.