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Girls’s Euro 2025 qualifier preview, predictions & line-ups

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The Lionesses proceed their UEFA Girls’s Euro 2025 qualifying marketing campaign on Friday evening as they tackle France at St James’ Park.

The fixture is a part of a double header towards the French, with the reverse fixture set to happen in Saint-Etienne on Tuesday. Friday’s opponents at the moment sit high of the group, which additionally consists of Sweden and the Republic of Eire.

Sarina Wiegman’s reigning European championsdrew their opening qualifier towards Sweden in April, however the observe up win over Republic of Eire places them second within the standings. Underneath UEFA’s new qualifying format, which is analogous to the newly-introduced Nations League, solely the highest two groups in every group throughout League A will mechanically qualify for subsequent summer season’s match in Switzerland.

Ought to England end third or fourth of their group, they’d be required to undergo two rounds of play-off video games in an effort to e-book a spot on the Euros. The Lionesses will hope to be there in an effort to retain their crown, which they secured on house soil on the 2022 version of the competitors.

Here is 90min’s preview of the 2023/24 Friday’s Euro qualifier between England and France…

England

France

Republic of Eire 0-2 England – 09/04/24

Sweden 0-1 France – 09/04/24

England 1-1 Sweden – 05/04/24

France 1-0 Republic of Eire – 05/04/24

England 5-1 Italy – 27/02/24

Spain 2-0 France – 28/02/24

England 7-2 Austria – 23/02/24

France 2-1 Germany – 23/02/24

Scotland 0-6 England – 05/12/23

Portugal 0-1 France – 05/12/23

Nation

TV channel/reside stream

United Kingdom

ITV4, ITVX

Lauren James

Lauren James throughout an England coaching session / Cameron Smith/GettyImages

Chelsea’s Niamh Charles and Arsenal’s Lotte Wubben-Moy each withdrew from the squad over the past week. Manchester United’s Maya Le Tissier was promoted from the standby listing of their place.

England have been dealt an additional blow as Sarina Wiegman confirmed on Thursday that Lauren James has returned to her membership to proceed therapy on a foot harm sustained on the finish of the WSL season.

Elsewhere, Keira Walsh and Lucy Bronze are each match and obtainable after their involvement within the Champions League ultimate for Barcelona final weekend. Alessia Russo can also be obtainable after Arsenal’s latest post-season exhibition matches in Australia.

England predicted lineup vs France

England predicted lineup vs France (4-3-3): Earps; Bronze, Williamson, Vibrant, Greenwood; Walsh, Stanway, Toone; Kelly, Russo, Hemp

France v Republic of Ireland - UEFA EURO 2025 Women's Qualifiers

Eugenie Le Sommer over the last worldwide break for France / Christian Liewig – Corbis/GettyImages

France might be with out Lyon’s Vicki Becho for this fixture after the ahead was despatched off of their final Euro qualifier towards Sweden for 2 bookable offences. Lyon’s Eugenie Le Sommer can also be absent from the squad after she picked up an harm over the last worldwide break in April.

Wendie Renard, Selma Bacha, Delphine Cascarino and Kadidiatou Diani are all within the squad, regardless of that includes within the Champions League ultimate for Lyon towards Barcelona final week.

France predicted lineup vs England

France predicted lineup vs England (4-4-2): Peyraud-Magnin; De Almeida, Lakrar, Renard, Bacha; Dali, Geyoro, Toletti, Diani; Cascarino, Katoto

France are England’s hardest take a look at within the group, with Herve Renard’s facet at the moment high of the standings with two wins from their opening two video games. France have received 5 of their final six throughout all competitions, their solely defeat got here towards Spain within the Nations League ultimate again in February.

Given Friday’s assembly is on house turf at St James’ Park in Newcastle, this would be the extra beneficial of the 2 France video games for the Lionesses.

It will not be straightforward, although, and it is not laborious to see each groups on the scoresheet. However, in a
nervy, tightly-contested affair, England ought to come out of on the fitting facet.

Prediction: England 2-1 France

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