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England are set to play at Newcastle's St James' Park for the first time in nearly 20 years when they take on Bosnia in a friendly ahead of Euro 2024 in June.

England are set to play at Newcastle's St James' Park for the first time in nearly 20 years when they take on Bosnia in a friendly ahead of Euro 2024 in June.

By Craig Hope for MailOnline

12:03 01 February 2024, updated 12:49 01 February 2024

  • Gareth Southgate's men will travel to Tyneside for the match on June 3
  • They will then play a final friendly match at Wembley before heading to Germany
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England are set to play Bosnia in a pre-European Championship friendly at St James' Park this summer.

Final details have yet to be confirmed, but we know that Gareth Southgate's side will travel to Tyneside for a friendly on Monday 3 June.

Bosnia will be the opponent, and that gives the England manager an opportunity to test his team against a side similar in style to Serbia and Slovenia, who they face in the group stage at Euro 2024. All three countries are former Yugoslav nations.

There will be one final friendly match at Wembley Stadium before the team travels to Germany ahead of their opening match against Serbia in Gelsenkirchen on June 16.

Before that, England will face Brazil and Belgium at Wembley in March.

The England national team is scheduled to play a friendly match against Bosnia at St James' Park in Newcastle on June 3
This will be the first time St James' Park has hosted an England international since 2005
Gareth Southgate will use the friendly match in preparation for the European Championship finals in Germany

It has been almost 20 years since they last played at St James's, when Steven Gerrard and David Beckham scored in a 2-0 win for Sven-Goran Eriksson's side over Azerbaijan.

Newcastle stars such as Kieran Trippier, Anthony Gordon, Nick Pope and Callum Wilson will be hoping to be part of Southgate's plans and feature in the home game.

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But with the Bosnia match scheduled for the start of June, it is likely that any English player who will feature in the Champions League final at Wembley on June 1 will be unavailable.

Likewise, the Europa League final will be held on May 29.

Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring a goal for England against Azerbaijan in Newcastle in 2005
David Beckham sealed England's victory in the 2005 World Cup qualifier at St James' Park