Your basket

Join The FSA

Free Lions at The World Cup

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Over the coming weeks the Free Lions team will update with the most useful info to ensure your trip to Brazil is a successful one – although we can’t be held accountable for on-field action!

England’s group is now known and many fans will be planning flights and accommodation. England are in Group D alongside Italy (15th June, Manaus), Uruguay (19th June, Sao Paulo) and Costa Rica (24th June, Belo Horizonte). 

With that in mind we’ve teamed up with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to urge England fans to do their homework before booking travel. Every tournament is different and the travel distances in Brazil are immense, as far as 3,000km between stadiums. Find out more via the FCO’s website, @FCOtravel, or Facebook.

Free-of-charge services provided by the FSF’s Free Lions team in Brazil will include:

  • Free Lions fanzine for every game
  • On-the-ground advice and support from the England Fans’ Embassy
  • A detailed guidebook with travel essentials and info on every host city
  • SMS text service, Facebook and @FSF_FreeLions
  • Fans’ Embassy 24-hour mobile helpline

Related Articles

Free Lionesses statement on Women’s World Cup ticketing

Following the release of tickets for this summer’s Women’s World Cup and the problems reported by fans, Deborah Dilworth from the England women’s fanzine Free Lionesses said:

Free Lionesses: fans’ embassy service for Women’s World Cup

Next month the Free Lionesses fanzine will be running our first fans’ embassy out in France when the Lionesses take on the world at the 2019 FIFA women’s World Cup.

Top tips for fans at the Women’s World Cup

(Above – Lionesses fans in Nice)

Women’s World Cup has “direct impact on grassroots game”

The international break is in full swing – England’s women drew 3-3 with Belgium last week, and are now preparing in Norway for tonight’s friendly in Bergen. We caught up with Lionesses fan Louise Smith to find out more about what it’s like following the national team, her experiences of the World Cup and how the Lionesses are inspiring a new generation to get involved in the game.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball
  • SD Europe