Small English village wants to host a senior England international

first_imgWith a population of around 280,000 people, small English village Falmer would love to host a match of the national teamA small village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex in England, just one hour away from London by train, wants to host a senior English team international match, be it a friendly game or a qualifying match, the Brighton & Hove Independent reported on Sunday.According to the newspaper, Falmer with a population of 280,000 people as reported by the last census, wants to host one of the Three Lions matches in 2018. The Amex Stadium, which currently holds 30,750 fans has already hosted England’s under-21 team and an England women’s match.“The criteria for qualifying matches is usually you need a slightly bigger stadium than this but for friendly matches, we would love to host a senior England game,” Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club chief executive Paul Barber said.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“We’ve had the women’s team here, we’ve had the under-21s here and we’ve had the Rugby World Cup here. We think this is a wonderful stadium in a great part of the country, it’s very accessible and with a great city to support us in terms of hosting people here,” he added.And the English national team is no stranger to playing in different cities. Just before the FIFA World Cup, England played against Costa Rica in Leed’s Elland Road, a 37,890 seat stadium. And in September of last year, the Three Lions met Switzerland at Leicester’s King Power Stadium which seats 32,312 fans.“It would certainly be one of our ambitions to host a senior England game if the opportunity comes up.”last_img

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