Published 17 February 2022 5 min read
England

England to play Nations League fixtures against Italy and Hungary at Molineux

Written by:

Andy Walker

England's game with Italy on Saturday 11 June will be behind closed doors but fans will be able to attend the Hungary clash on Tuesday 14 June 

Wolverhampton will host England Men’s UEFA Nations League home fixtures in June 2022. 

Molineux will be the stage for matches against Italy on Saturday 11 June (7.45pm kick-off) and Hungary on Tuesday 14 June (7.45pm kick-off).

The meeting with the Italians will be played behind closed doors, as per a sanction imposed by UEFA in October 2021. However, the visit of Hungary will be open to supporters with ticket details to be confirmed in due course. 

England men's under-21 team ahead of their match against Turkey at Molineux in 2020
England men's under-21 team ahead of their match against Turkey at Molineux in 2020

Staging both fixtures in the West Midlands continues the trend of taking the senior men’s national team on the road ahead of a major tournament. 

Since the build up to UEFA EURO 2016, the Three Lions have played in Sunderland, Manchester, Leeds and Middlesbrough. Gareth Southgate’s squad also visited Leicester in September 2018 and Southampton in September 2019. 

The senior men’s team have played at Molineux on four previous occasions with the last of those coming in December 1956; a 1958 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Denmark that ended 5-2 to England. 

The stadium also welcomes England Women for an Arnold Clark Cup fixture against Germany on Wednesday 23 February (7.30pm kick-off) and has hosted the MU21s on several occasions. 

Conor Coady looks set to return 'home' with England as the Three Lions head to Molineux
Conor Coady looks set to return 'home' with England as the Three Lions head to Molineux

Southgate said: “While Wembley is our home, we very much enjoy taking the squad on the road where possible, particularly in the run up to a major tournament. 

“2022 promises to be an exciting adventure for England fans and it is great that one of English football’s famous stadiums will be a part of that. 

“I know from my time in charge of the U21s how much a Molineux crowd embraces the experience of international football, so we look forward to returning to Wolverhampton in June.”

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England are also drawn alongside Germany in UEFA Nations League Group A3. The competition will begin this summer with a trip to face Hungary in Budapest on Saturday 4 June (5pm kick-off BST) before the Three Lions take on Germany in Munich on Tuesday 7 June (7.45pm kick-off BST).

The UEFA Nations League group stages will be completed in September before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar gets underway in November.

Before then, England host Switzerland for An Alzheimer’s Society International on Saturday 26 March (5.30pm kick-off) and Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday 29 March (7.45pm kick-off), with both fixtures at Wembley Stadium connected by EE. All ticket details can be found at TheFA.com/tickets

As always, tickets for away fixtures will only be available to members of the England Supporters Travel Club. For more information on the membership, including how to join, please read the sign up page. The England Supporters Travel Club home page will be updated accordingly once any information on upcoming away fixtures is confirmed.

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