It’s a Swiss sell-out

England will be roared on by a sold-out away following when they kick-off their Euro 2016 campaign against Switzerland next month.

The Three Lions’ first qualification match will be held in Basel on Monday 8 September, and 2,300 fans will be there to try and cheer Roy Hodgson’s men on to a winning start.

The manager recently expressed his gratitude to the England fans who travelled to Brazil to support the team at the World Cup – and his and the team’s determination to “reward them”.

“It makes everyone determined to work hard in the future to reward them”

Hodgson on England fans

He said: “We would like to reiterate our huge gratitude to the England supporters.

“We saw in Brazil the lengths they go to supporting the team and we are all hugely appreciative of their efforts.

“The support they gave us in Belo Horizonte was particularly humbling and it makes everyone determined to work hard in the future to reward them.

Hodgson added: “Our hope is that England supporters continue to stand alongside us when we represent the nation together.

“We have some exciting matches coming up, some away games with our local rivals and the goal of an exciting tournament in France at the end of the next campaign.”

The match with Switzerland will come five days after Norway’s visit to Wembley on Wednesday 3 September, where tickets are still available here.