North Macedonia vs England: Kick-off time, team news and TV channel for Women’s World Cup qualifier

England Women travel to North Macedonia this week.

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England Women currently sit top of Group D, as they look to qualify for next year’s World Cup and are back in action this week.

The national side claimed the Arnold Clark Cup title in February and will now play their first World Cup qualifier since their stunning 20-0 win over Latvia back in November.

The Lionesses will be feeling confident ahead of this week’s match, after enjoying an 8-0 victory against North Macedonia in September.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the clash:

When is it?

England Women will kick off against North Macedonia Women at 7pm (BST) on Friday April 8.

The match will take place at the Toshe Proeski Arena - also known as Filip II Arena - in Skopje, North Macedonia.

How to watch on TV

North Macedonia vs England will be broadcast live on ITV4 and ITV Hub.

Coverage will begin at 6:30pm and will end at 9:15pm.

Team news

With four days to go until the match takes place, England are yet to make any indication of their starting XI.

Sarina Wiegman named her 24-woman squad last week ahead of Friday’s match and Tuesday’s clash with Northern Ireland.

The Lionesses squad closely mirrors the one that lifted the Arnold Clark Trophy, with Fran Kirby missing out through injury, while Lotte-Wubben Moy was welcomed back to the fold.

Meanwhile, Beth England was rewarded for her form with Chelsea and earned a recall to the national team.

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City).

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanaway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Katie Zelem (Manchester United).

Forwards: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City).

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