England women's Norway friendly axed due to coronavirus travel restrictions

ENGLAND women’s home match against Norway, which was due to be played at Bramall Lane on December 1, has been axed.

The Norwegian Football Federation confirmed that it would be unable to travel due to Covid-19 restrictions in their country.

The Lionesses are still due to report for a training camp later this month with talks underway to reschedule the fixture at a later date.

England boss Phil Neville said: “While I am disappointed for our fans and players, I fully respect Norway’s decision not to travel.

"These are still challenging times where health and safety for all is the most important thing to consider.

“We will still look to get the squad together for the final time this year, and continue the work we have been doing in integrating younger players and building for the future.”

England were forced to scrap their away fixture against Germany at the end of October due to a positive Covid-19 test from a member of the Lionesses' backroom staff. 

The FA ultimately did not want to risk that this may happen to a player or member of the England staff. 

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