LONDON: England will begin their World Cup preparations with a pair of friendly games against Chile and Germany next month, the Football Association announced yesterday.
Both games will take place at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, with England tackling Chile on November 15 before locking horns with old rivals Germany four days later.
All three countries have qualified for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Germany, who thrashed England 4-1 when the teams last met in the last-16 stage of the World Cup in 2010, where they reached the semi-finals, will be the last team that Roy Hodgson’s side face in the FA’s 150th anniversary year.
South American side Chile last visited London in 1998, when two goals from striker Marcelo Salas secured a 2-0 victory for the South American side. AFP