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Millennium stadium to host England qualifier

Wales have announced their Euro 2012 qualifier against England next March will be played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The teams will meet on Saturday March 26, 2011 in their Group G clash in south Wales with vastly different prospects of reaching the finals in Poland and Ukraine.

England are currently second in the group, three points behind Montenegro albeit with a game in hand and superior goal difference while Wales are rock bottom, without a point after three games.

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford said: "The FAW is delighted to be taking the match to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as it is a world-class venue.

"The capacity means that all of the Wales fans should be able to purchase a ticket and it also allows for the travelling England fans to have a decent quota in their part of the ground, as is agreed in the rules of the competition.

"The knowledge and expertise that the Millennium Stadium has for staging such high-profile events means that we can all look forward to a great afternoon of football, played and supported in the best traditions of fairplay.

"The fact that this is also the 100th meeting between the two countries adds spice to the occasion.

"The first match was back in 1879 - there is an awful lot of history between us."