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Published 08 November 2022 4 min read
England Women's Senior Team

England to face Belgium, Italy and Korea Republic in Arnold Clark Cup

Written by:

Callum Davies

The competing nations and schedule for the Arnold Clark Cup 2023 have been announced
England will face opposition from Belgium, Italy and [South] Korea Republic at the 2023 edition of the Arnold Clark Cup.

Sarina Wiegman’s side go into the competition on home soil next March as defending champions, with matches being staged at both Stadium MK in Milton Keynes and Ashton Gate in Bristol.

The Lionesses will be begin their defence against Korea Republic on Thursday 16 February in Milton Keynes before facing Italy (venue TBC) three days later on Sunday 19 February.

England’s final match will be against Belgium at Ashton Gate on Wednesday 22 February, where the eventual winners will lift the Arnold Clark Cup following the three rounds of double-headers.

“Winning the 2022 Arnold Clark Cup was a big achievement and gave us momentum and confidence heading into the EUROs,” said Wiegman.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to defend this title in front of our fans.

“Everything we do now is about being ready for the World Cup. Facing three different and good opposition, each with a different style of play and playing three matches in ten days is the perfect preparation for the challenges that await us this summer.

“We hope these games excite the fans and they continue to give us such amazing support.”
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One Brit who will be trying to stop the Lionesses from winning back-to-back titles is Korea Republic coach, Colin Bell.

While full of praise for the home side, Bell is looking forward to the test that the Arnold Clark Cup would provide.

“The Arnold Clark Cup will be a very difficult and stressful tournament for us, but this is exactly what my team needs,” said Bell.

“We play top teams; they will expose and exploit all of our weaknesses. This will enable us to iron out all of our problems before the World Cup.

“Also it will enable us to prove - mostly to ourselves - that when we are well prepared, fit and tactically disciplined that we are capable of beating everyone."

Fans will have the opportunity to watch both matches of the double-headers using the same ticket, which will start from £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

England fans will also be able to watch every match live on ITV, and can follow tournament updates at: @arnoldclarkcup / #arnoldclarkcup

Tickets for Milton Keynes and Bristol are on sale now.