England and Brazil to play friendly in Doha
Wednesday 23 September 2009
England and Brazil will meet in a friendly international in Doha in November, the FA said today.
The match at the Khalifa International Stadium on November 18 is part of a deal struck between the two associations which included Brazil playing England in the first match at the new Wembley Stadium in 2007.
"To play a team like Brazil will be an important moment for us, we can understand more about ourselves and the level we must reach by playing the best teams," England manager Fabio Capello said in a statement.
"We have played Spain, Holland, Germany and France, some of the best teams in the world. In each of these games we have also played away from home which is important before South Africa."
England clinched their spot in next year's World Cup finals by crushing Croatia this month and FIFA's top ranked nation Brazil, who won the Confederations Cup this year, have qualified from the south American group.
The teams have met 22 times before, with Brazil winning 10 and drawing nine, including the 1-1 draw at Wembley two years ago.
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