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Laura Woods to host ITV's coverage of England Women's football

Laura Woods will host ITV’s coverage of England Women’s Senior team’s tournament qualifiers and friendlies.

The announcement comes after it was confirmed that ITV has just signed a four year deal to show the Lionesses' games which will now be shown on ITV, ITV 4 and ITV Hub until the 2024/25 season.

The 34-year-old presenter has more than 10 years experience and has worked for TalkSPORT, Sky Sports and DAZN.

She'll be making her debut later this week when England kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign against North Macedonia at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium on Friday (17.9.21).

And Laura says that being chosen for the role is a "real honour".

She said: "This is a real honour for me.

"It's such an exciting time for women's football and I’ve loved watching the game go from strength to strength.

"I can't wait to join the team at ITV, and rub shoulders with the best in the business, presenting some really important games for the Lionesses.”

Other notable names who will form part of ITV's commentary team are Ian Wright, Eni Aluko as studio pundits, while Seb Hutchinson will commentate and co-commentary will come from Emma Hayes.

This new deal means ITV is now the home of both the England Women's and England Men's senior teams, with the channel now showing the men’s senior side’s World Cup, European Championship and friendly games, home and away, until 2022.

Speaking last week when the new deal was confirmed, ITV Director of Sport Niall Sloane said he was "delighted" to have secured international coverage for the "coming years".

He said: “This is an exciting moment to announce this deal with England Women about to start their qualifying campaign for the 2023 World Cup and at the outset of a season which will build towards England hosting the Women’s Euro next summer.

“We’re delighted to be able to bring viewers the very best coverage of the action and the stories, live and free to air, over the coming years.”

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