England women set to sell more tickets than the men did against Norway

Mark Sampson's team will play first game at new Wembley

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England women's team have already sold more tickets for their first match at Wembley than Roy Hodgson's men managed for the friendly against Norway in September.

Almost 41,000 tickets have been sold for the friendly against Germany in November, beating the 40,181 that turned for the 1-0 win against Norway; that crowd was a record low for England at the new Wembley.

Mark Sampson's team, who qualified for the 2015 World Cup with a 100 per cent record, will play at the national stadium for the first time.

A record crowd will be set - the previous high being 29,092 at the Etihad in 2005 - when England face Germany, who are ranked second in the world.

"Hopefully we can get more, and I'm sure the girls will be bringing a lot of people to the game, but just to be able to play in front of that kind of atmosphere and that number of people the girls are all buzzing and can't wait for that game to come," Natasha Dowie told the BBC.