England set to play at Newcastle’s St James’ Park for the first time in nearly 20 years when they take on Bosnia in pre-Euro 2024 friendly in June

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

The final details are still to be confirmed, but we understand Gareth Southgate’s side will travel to Tyneside for a warm-up fixture on Monday June 3.

Bosnia will be the opposition and that gives the England boss a chance to test his side against a team of similar style to Serbia and Slovenia, who they face in the group stage of Euro 2024. The three countries are all former Yugoslav states.

There will be a final friendly at Wembley before the squad travel to Germany ahead of their opener against Serbia in Gelsenkirchen on June 16. 

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

England are set to play a friendly against Bosnia at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on June 3

It will be the first time St James' Park has hosted an England international since 2005

It will be the first time St James’ Park has hosted an England international since 2005

Gareth Southgate will use the friendly as a tune-up for the Euro finals in Germany

Gareth Southgate will use the friendly as a tune-up for the Euro finals in Germany 

It is nearly 20 years since they last played at St James’, when Steven Gerrard and David Beckham scored in a 2-0 win for Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side against 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 fixture at their home ground.

But because the Bosnia game is scheduled for the start of June, it is likely that any England players featuring in the Champions League final at Wembley on June 1 will be unavailable. 

Similarly, the Europa Conference League final is on May 29.

Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring for England against Azerbaijan in Newcastle in 2005

Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring for England against Azerbaijan in Newcastle in 2005

David Beckham sealed England's victory in the 2005 World Cup qualifier at St James' Park

David Beckham sealed England’s victory in the 2005 World Cup qualifier at St James’ Park



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