England v France: FA confirm friendly with Les Bleus to be played in Saint-Denis on June 13 next year


ENGLAND will play a friendly against France in Saint-Denis to finish off their 2016-17 schedule.

The Three Lions will travel to the Stade de France on June 13, 2017, with the game kicking off 9pm local time (8am BST).

Sam Allardyce's England team will travel to France for a friendly next June
Sam Allardyce’s England team will travel to France for a friendly next June
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England will take on Les Bleus at the Stade de France on June 13 next year
England will take on Les Bleus at the Stade de France on June 13 next year
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Wayne Rooney remains England manager Sam Allardyce's captain
Wayne Rooney remains England manager Sam Allardyce’s captain
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Adam Lallana scored the winner against Slovakia in Septembers World Cup 2018 qualifier
Adam Lallana scored the winner against Slovakia in World Cup qualifier
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England celebrate Adam Lallanas winner against Slovakia
England players celebrate Adam Lallanas winner against Slovakia
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England manager Sam Allardyce and captain Wayne Rooney on qualifier in Slovakia

The match comes three days after England's World Cup 2018 qualifier against Scotland at Hampden Park.

The last time the two teams met was in November 2015 at Wembley, with Wayne Rooney and Dele Alli gifting Roy Hodgson the win.

It will be the first time England have played in France's national stadium since March 2008 for a friendly in which David Beckham won his 100th cap.

Sam Allardyce has got England off to a winning start since replacing Hodgson in July, with a 1-0 win in qualifying away to Slovakia this month.

Didier Deschamps' France, on the other hand, were held to a goalless draw in Belarus in their opening qualifier.

After the two teams meet England will still have four games to go in their group.

The Stade de France was at the heart of a series of devastating terror attacks last year which left 130 people dead.

ENGLAND‘S NEXT FIVE FIXTURES

Malta (H), Oct 8 - World Cup Qualifier
Slovenia (A), Oct 11 - World Cup Qualifier
Scotland (H), Nov 11 - World Cup Qualifier
Spain (H), Nov 15 - Friendly
Lithuania (H), Mar 26 - World Cup Qualifier

France boss Didier Deschamps saw his side held to a goalless draw in Belarus
France boss Didier Deschamps saw his side held to a goalless draw in Belarus
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Manchester United star Paul Pogba in action for France during Euro 2016
Manchester United star Paul Pogba in action for France during Euro 2016
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Sam Allardyce has got his England career off to a winning start
Sam Allardyce has got his England career off to a winning start
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Take a look at the England training room before the Slovakia World Cup qualifier

France's friendly against Germany on November 13 was interrupted by a number of coordinated bombings as French president Francois Hollande and 80,000 others were watching the match.

However, no further attacks were carried out as Les Bleus' hosted Euro 2016 this summer.

And the Stade de France was home to the final where Portugal beat the holders 1-0 thanks to an extra-time Eder goal.

The friendly can help determine Big Sam's plans for clashes against Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia and Lithuania.

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