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England have been paired with Switzerland in the FIFA Women's World Cup Play-Off draw, which took place on Monday afternoon at UEFA Headquarters in Nyon.
It has now been confirmed the England will play their home leg first on Sunday 12th September at the Greenhous Meadow stadium, home of Shrewsbury Town FC. A kick off time for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.
The return fixture in Switzerland will take place on either Wednesday 15th September or Thursday 16th September. Full details to be confirmed.
England Head Coach Hope Powell said of the draw: "We wanted to be one of the seeded teams in this draw and to that extent, we are happy to face Switzerland. On paper, we will be expected to qualify for the World Cup but we cannot underestimate the Swiss. We played them this year in the Cyprus Cup tournament and drew with them so we do have recent experience of how tough they will be.
"They are an improving side with some talented young players and they will want to be in Germany next year as much as us, they will be working hard to try and get there. We must now prepare ourselves diligently for these two upcoming games and ensure we give ourselves the best chance to qualify."
The full draw is as follows:
France v Italy
England v Switzerland
Ukraine v Norway
Sweden v Denmark
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