When are England playing next? Date of Switzerland fixture, kick off time, squads and previous meetings

England return to international action against Switzerland this weekend.

England are heading into their first international break since November this week, with a whole host of fresh faces set to pull on the iconic Three Lions shirt.

Gareth Southgate’s team qualified for the 2022 World Cup with their 1-0 win over San Marino at the end of last year, so now only have international friendlies to fulfil this time round.

First up is a clash with Switzerland at Wembley Stadium, before England take on Ivory Coast for the first time in their history a few days later.

England will be eager to pick up another win as they hand chances to a number of young prospects in their home stadium in London.

Here are all the details ahead of the Switzerland clash...

When are England playing Switzerland?

After more than four months without international football, England will return this Saturday (26 March 2022) to host Switzerland at Wembley Stadium.

What time is kick-off?

England will kick off against Switzerland at 17:30 GMT this Saturday evening.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports with coverage starting at 16:30.

Squads

England

Southgate revealed England’s 25-man squad last Thursday and it’s fair to say there was some interesting picks.

The usual suspects including Luke Shaw, Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane all earn yet another cap, while Harry Maguire’s inclusion was met with criticism.

Meanwhile, some less experienced players - the likes of Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, Kyle Walker-Peters and Conor Gallagher - could all make their international debut.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Ramsdale, Reece James and Tammy Abraham were all forced to pull out with injuries.

Switzerland

Switzerland are yet to announce their squad.

Head-to-head

England are unbeaten against Switzerland since a 2-1 defeat in the 1981 World Cup - winning nine and drawing three since.

Their last meeting came in June 2019 in the UEFA Nations League, ending 0-0 at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in Portugal.

Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane were the only players from the line-up that feature in this week’s squad.

Their last win over the Swiss came in September 2018, in an international friendly played at the King Power Stadium.

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game in the second half secure a Three Lions victory.

The likes of James Tarkowski, Danny Rose and Danny Welbeck all featured.