England to play Germany in friendly

IANS| Last Updated: Oct 17, 2013, 13:11 PM IST

London: England will host Germany at the Wembley Stadium in a friendly next month as part of their preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

The Football Association (FA) expects Roy Hodgson`s team, who beat Poland 2-0 to qualify for next summer`s tournament in Brazil, to face the three-time World Cup winners Nov 19.

England will also play a non-European nation, either Argentina or Australia, earlier in the same week. Then Denmark are likely to visit Wembley in March for another pre-World Cup game.

England have not played Germany, who qualified for Brazil with an unbeaten record in Group C of the qualifiers, since losing 1-4 to them in the Round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup finals.