England women set for record 75,000 crowd against Germany

England women at the World Cup
England reached the Women's World Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win against Norway

England are set to play in front of a record crowd for a Lionesses home match when they face Germany at Wembley on 9 November.

More than 75,000 tickets have been sold for the friendly, England's final home game of the year.

The previous record for an England home match was 45,619 for the 3-0 defeat by Germany in November 2014.

"We are grateful for the incredible support," said England boss Phil Neville.

"We had loads travelling to watch us in France (for the World Cup), millions tuning in on TV and now this incredible show of support for the Germany game."

The biggest crowd at a women's match in England is 80,203, for USA's win over Japan in the 2012 Olympic final.

England face Brazil at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium on Saturday, with 30,000 tickets sold.

The Lionesses reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in July, having won the SheBelieves Cup in March.

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