England Women are returning to the Amex as they prepare for this summer’s World Cup.

The Lionesses will face New Zealand on Saturday, June 1 (1pm).

It will be the last of four home internationals before Phil Neville’s squad set off for France.

They open their World Cup campaign just eight days after their Amex date when they face Scotland in Nice.

This will be the Lionesses’ second visit to the Amex, following their 9-0 win over Montenegro in a World Cup qualifier back in April 2014.

Albion chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said: “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting another England international at our stadium.

“After hosting the World Cup qualifier against Montenegro almost five years ago, we saw the tremendous boost it had in helping to raise the profile of the women’s game across our region.

“We now have a proven track record of hosting England internationals at the stadium, having also welcomed the under-19s and under-21 teams.

“Hopefully we can attract as many fans from across the country as possible, and make it another occasion to remember.”

Tickets for the game can be purchased at BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/Lionesses, priced £1 for concessions and £10 for adults, reduced to £7.50 if booked before March 10.