Leeds United have announced some very exciting news for the city and the club today. England will play their final warm up game before heading to Russia in front of the Elland Road crowd. It will be the third time that Elland Road will host an England game, fixtures against Sweden and Italy have previously been played in West Yorkshire, and it’s only a matter of months before you can add Costa Rica to that list.
Fixture – England vs Costa Rica – Thursday 7th June (8pm)
Leeds United Managing Director Angus Kinnear said: “It is an honour to host the national team at our home before the side head off to Russia for the World Cup.
“Elland Road is a special arena that has the facilities of a modern stadium, whilst also being a traditional football ground and I am sure that the England team will enjoy the atmosphere that will be created here too.”
England Manager Gareth Southgate added: “We’re immensely proud to play the majority of matches at Wembley, which is always special.
“Equally, it’s nice when we have an opportunity to take the team on the road.
“We have a huge following in Yorkshire with large numbers of our members and travelling support coming from that area.
“Having been to Manchester and the North East last time, it’s nice to be able to go to Yorkshire for a different experience for everybody.”