US women's team announces matches against England, France to prep for World Cup

The U.S. women's soccer team has announced matches in Europe against France and England in February as part of the team's preparation for the 2015 World Cup.

The United States will play France on Feb. 8 at the Stade du Moustoir in the city of Lorient, before playing England on Feb. 13. The venue for the second match has not been set.

The top-ranked U.S. team qualified for the World Cup at the CONCACAF women's championship in October. The draw for the World Cup next year in Canada is set for Saturday.

The United States played fourth-ranked France twice in June: a 1-0 victory in Tampa, Florida, and a 2-2 draw in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Americans last played seventh-ranked England in 2011 and lost 2-1.