England Women will open their World Cup qualifying campaign at Tranmere Rovers.

The Lionesses will host Russia at Prenton Park on Tuesday 19 September (7.00pm KO) in their Group 1 clash.

It will be England’s first game following the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 finals, in which they reached the semi finals.

Tickets are on sale now with children and concessions priced at £1 and adults only £10.  Group booking and Charter Standard discounts apply.

England striker Jodie Taylor, who began her career at Tranmere Rovers, said: “I can’t wait to go back for this game, it’s been a dream of mine for a long time.  It was at Tranmere that I first started playing properly and it really set me on the path to have the career that I have had.

“Russia are a good team and it will be an excellent test for us to play them at the start of the campaign.  We’ll want to get off to a strong start and get the three points.

“I know people across Merseyside love their football so hopefully we’ll have a big crowd at Prenton Park to really get behind us.”

Tranmere Rovers Chairman Mark Palios said: “We are delighted to be selected as the host venue for what is an important fixture for England Women.

“Tranmere Rovers has a proud history in women’s football and we are looking forward to now hosting the national team at Prenton Park.

“It is a great opportunity for the people of the North West to come and support the national team after what we hope will be a successful summer for them.

“With so many Merseyside and North West players involved, including Jodie Taylor, I am sure the local public will really get behind the team at this fixture and make it a fantastic event.”

England last faced Russia, now 25th in the FIFA rankings, at Euro 2013, drawing 1-1 with a goal from Toni Duggan. 

Tickets for the game can be bought below, by calling 03330 144452 (option 1) or in person at Prenton Park.

The Lionesses will also face Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kazakhstan and Wales in their World Cup qualifying campaign, with the 2019 finals to be held in France.

For more information please visit www.TheFA.com/England.