Switzerland vs. England Women's Soccer: Date, Time, Live Stream for Friendly

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2017

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - APRIL 10:  Lucy Bronze of England Women moves forward with the ball watched by Lisa Makas of Austria Women during the International Friendly match between England Women and Austria Women at Stadium mk on April 10, 2017 in Milton Keynes, England.  (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images )
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England and Switzerland face off in a friendly at the Tissot Arena on Saturday as they finalize their preparations ahead of the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship in the Netherlands.

Women's Euro 2017 kicks off on July 16, and both England and Switzerland will be looking to reach the quarter-finals at least.

The friendly in Bern, Switzerland, will be a fine indicator of how both outfits are shaping up ahead of the summer's major tournament.

Read on for a preview of what should be an intriguing clash between two fine sides, along with viewing and scheduling details.

          

Date: Saturday, June 10 

Time: 5:15 p.m. BST, 12:15 p.m. ET

Live Stream: SFV Play (Switzerland)

        

Preview

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 21:  Switzerland coach Martina Voss yells from the bench during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Round 16 match between Switzerland and Canada June 21, 2015 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by
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England go into Saturday's clash with the Swiss on the back of a friendly draw with Italy and 3-0 defeat of Austria in April.

Switzerland, meanwhile, lost 2-1 to Norway in their most recent encounter having triumphed at the 2017 Cyprus Cup back in March.

The Lionesses are the fourth-ranked side in the world, per FIFA. Behind Germany and France, they are one of the favourites to win the 2017 Euros, and confidence is high in the camp.

Midfielder Fara Williams believes England have never been in a better position to win a major tournament, having placed third in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, per Glenn Lavery of the FA:

"I feel that we’ve genuinely got a realistic chance of winning the Euros. We’ve gone into previous tournaments more in hope. But now we really believe we can win it...There is a real belief among the girls, more so than before any other tournament."

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Fara Williams of England during the UEFA Women's European Championship Qualifier match  between England and Serbia at Adams Park on June 4, 2016 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
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Williams added that the clash with Switzerland will be "very tough."

The last time the two sides met was at the 2012 Cyprus Cup, when Williams netted the only goal of the game in a tight group-stage win for the Lionesses.

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's side are ranked 16th in the world and claimed fine wins over North Korea, Italy and South Korea on their way to winning the Cyprus Cup.

They will be eager to claim a win over Mark Sampson's England side to give them a huge boost ahead of the Euros.

It will be a tough task, though, as the Lionesses have greater quality in their ranks and will be looking to build their own momentum as they aim to go all the way in the Netherlands.