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England, Germany set for record crowd at Wembley

England vs. Germany on Nov. 23 will be 'sold out' with 55,000 fans. (Getty Images)

England vs. Germany on Nov. 23 will be ‘sold out’ with 55,000 fans. (Getty Images)

A record crowd of 55,000 fans is expected at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 23 when England hosts world world No. 2 Germany in a key World Cup tune-up match just over six months prior to the start of the competition. It will be the largest home crowd ever for an England women’s match. Click here for English football tickets for a chance to attend this game.

Wembley Stadium typically holds 90,000 fans, but the attendance had to be capped due to current public transportation limitations.

“(A)s a result of longstanding planned engineering works taking place on the day of the game, impacting transport options, The FA has sought ongoing advice on crowd numbers and has taken the decision to cap ticket sales at the current number,” a statement from The FA reads.

The FA says it took into account similar public transit issues for the 2009 men’s match at Wembley between England and Andorra, which drew 58,000 fans.

The Nov. 23 match kicks off at 10 a.m. Eastern and is available in England live on BBC Two.

England will play a return leg at Germany on a date to be determined.

The United States will play at England next year on a date to be confirmed. The U.S. is also set to play away to France on the European road trip, in addition to the Algarve Cup in March.


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