England's women take EASYJET flight for Portugal clash as travel plans come under more scrutiny just months after men's Under 21 squad used private jet while they flew to the World Cup on British Airways

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  • Phil Neville’s England side turned heads at Manchester Airport on Sunday
  • The squad of 23 plus the entire coaching staff checked in for the flight to Lisbon
  • The Lionesses face Portugal in Setubal – 30 miles from the capital – on Tuesday
  • The men’s under-21 team had use of a private jet to contest the Euros in Italy

England's women's team travelled to their latest friendly in Portugal on EasyJet

England’s women’s team travelled to their latest friendly in Portugal on EasyJet

Phil Neville's side face Portugal in Setubal, which is 30 miles from the capital, on Tuesday night

Phil Neville’s side face Portugal in Setubal, which is 30 miles from the capital, on Tuesday night

The men's under-21 team had use of a private jet to contest European Championships in Italy

The men’s under-21 team had use of a private jet to contest European Championships in Italy

The scrutiny on the travel plans of England’s women’s team has returned after it emerged they travelled to their latest friendly on EasyJet.

England, who played Brazil in front of a capacity crowd at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Saturday, turned heads at Manchester Airport on Sunday when the squad of 23 plus the entire coaching staff checked in for the flight to Lisbon.

They face Portugal in Setubal, which is 30 miles from the capital, on Tuesday night.

It is not unusual for the women’s team to use scheduled flights to destinations in Europe but it is believed this is the first occasion they have used the budget airline.

There was a rumpus in the summer when England went to the World Cup on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Nice but the men’s under-21 team had use of a private jet to contest the European Championships in Italy.

A private flight was laid on for Phil Neville’s squad when they returned from France following their fourth-place finish in the tournament but that now seems to have been a one-off gesture from the Football Association.

The women’s game has benefitted from a surge in interest and its profile has raised since the World Cup and The Lionesses are set to play a sell-out game at Wembley against Germany on November 9.

Neville’s team have not won for five game and the head coach is aware that he needs to get a positive result to placate his critics.



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