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The FIFA Women's World Cup trophy will be in Milton Keynes on Friday when England take on USA.
The FA and FIFA are bringing the trophy to stadiummk as part of the FIFA Live Your Goals Tour, where it is travelling to every country that has qualified for this summer's tournament in Canada.
The tour aims to promote the World Cup to a global audience and is closely linked with Live Your Goals - FIFA's campaign to support women's football development.
The World Cup will be outside the stadium on Friday from 6.00pm, before England v USA (8pm KO). Supporters will have the chance to have their photograph taken with the trophy and meet some of the tour ambassadors including recently-retired goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis, who represented the Lionesses at two World Cups, and England and Notts County defender Sophie Bradley.
Tatjana Haenni, , FIFA deputy director of the competitions division and head of women's competitions, said: "We are delighted to be visiting England as part of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Live Your Goals Tour.
"On behalf of FIFA, I'd like to thank The FA for their support in promoting the tour as we look forward to showcasing the winner's trophy during the England-USA match at Milton Keynes.
"It will be a fantastic opportunity to engage with fans and provide them with further information about Canada 2015 and the legacy it will leave for women's football."
Rachel Brown-Finnis said: "Being part of a World Cup was one of the best experiences I've had in my life.
"Having the trophy at the stadium will provide a little bit of inspiration to the England players, and the USA, as they'll both be aiming to lift it in the summer.
"It's great that FIFA and the FA are showcasing the trophy and tournament with this tour and hopefully it will encourage people to watch what is set to be a fantastic World Cup."
England kick off their World Cup campaign against France on 9 June, before facing Colombia (13 June) and Mexico (17 June) in Group F. All matches will be shown live on the BBC.
Tickets are still on sale for England v USA priced £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. A £10 family ticket (two adults, two children) is available while group booking discounts apply. Tickets are available from www.mkdons.com/tickets or by calling (0333) 200 5343.
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