Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off?Tuesday 8 October
What Time Is Kick Off?9.00 (EAT)
Where Is It Played?Estadio do Bonfim, Setubal

Three days after a poor performance saw England Women into a disappointing defeat at the hands of Brazil in Middlesbrough, the Lionesses are back in action to face Portugal in a friendly match.

The Brazil defeat, a first at home for England game since the summer’s World Cup extended the team’s ongoing win-less streak to five games.

England haven’t won a game since beating Norway in the World Cup quarter-finals at the end of June and have lost four out of the five but they have had a late equalizer in a friendly against Belgium in August.

Portugal have been beaten by the United States in a post-World Cup victory tour in recent weeks but they have picked up wins against weaker European since then.

Team News

​Jill Scott is the latest England player to withdraw from the squad as a result of injury – Lucy Bronze could potentially lead in midfield. Fran Kirby, Millie Bright, Demi Stokes and Abbie McManus had already dropped out prior to the Brazil game on Saturday.

Predicted Lineup

England (4-2-3-1): Telford; Daly, Williamson, Mannion, Greenwood; Bronze, Walsh; Lawley, Staniforth, Mead; England

Portugal have only qualified for one major international tournament – Euro 2017, two years ago.

The group stage of that competition was the last time England met Portugal. The Lionesses won 2-1 after goals from Toni Duggan and Nikita Parris. The Portuguese did go home early after finishing bottom after a surprise win over Scotland.

2019-20 Barclays FA WSL fixtures

Saturday 12 October 2019

4:00 Manchester City v Birmingham City Academy Stadium

Sunday 13 October 2019

2:00 Liverpool v Bristol City Prenton Park
4:00 Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United People’s Pension Stadium
4:00 Chelsea v Arsenal Kingsmeadow
4:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United  The Hive
TBC  Reading v Everton

Women’s FA Cup third round qualifying draw

Twenty-four matches were pulled out for the Women’s FA Cup third round qualifying on Monday 7 October.

Third round qualifying draw: There will be 24 ties and all matches must be played on Sunday 27 October 2019. 

1 Nortwich Vixens or Altrincham v Farsley Celtic or Liverpool Feds
2 Leeds United v Barnsley
3 Chester-Le-Street Town v Newcastle United
4 Hartlepool United v Chorley
5 Redcar Town v Durham Cestria or Norton & Stockton Ancients
6 Mossley Hill or Stockport County v FC United of Manchester or Brighouse Town
7 Peterborough United v The New Saints
8 Sporting Khalsa v Lincoln City
9 Bedworth United v Woodlands or Rise Park
10 Burton Albion or Leicester United v Leek Town
11 Birmingham & West Midlands v Crewe Alexandra
12 Sutton Coldfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers
13 Harlow Town v Billericay Town
14 Cambridge City or St Albans v AFC Basildon
15 Ipswich Town or Royston Town v Norwich City or Cambridge United
16 Bowers & Pitsea v Luton Town
17 Actonians v Fulham
18 QPR Girls Development v Leyton Orient
19 Enfield Town v AFC Wimbledon
20 Chesham United v Wycombe Wanderers
21 Portishead Town v Moneyfields
22 Southampton Women’s FC v AFC Bournemouth
23 Southampton FC Women v Poole Townor Buckland Athletic
24 Cheltenham Town v Exeter City

The draw for the Women’s FA Cup third round qualifying was made today, 7 October at Wembley Stadium.

Wolverhampton Wanderers thrashed Shifnal Town 10-1 in the biggest win of the second round, will play Sutton Coldfield Town, while QPR face Leyton Orient after their 9-1 win over Oakwood over the weekend.

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