World Cup - England line up Germany friendly

England look set to stage a friendly against Germany next month as part of their preparations for the World Cup.

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England's Frank Lampard had a famously disallowed goal against Germany in the 2010 World Cup

The Football Association (FA) has been planning for the build-up to the World Cup for some time and now they can make those plans public following the team's qualification.

Club England managing director Adrian Bevington confirmed on Wednesday that England expect to play Germany at Wembley on November 19, four days after another friendly, which will also take place at the national stadium.

The opponents for the first fixture are to be confirmed, but it is thought that either Australia or Argentina could be the visitors to London.

"We are pretty well advanced (in negotiations for the November friendlies)," Bevington said in a joint interview with the BBC and Al-Jazeera.

"I expect to be in a position in the next 24 hours to confirm one of them. I don't think it is any great secret that we are expecting to play Germany in the second of the two games next month.

"That would conclude the 150th anniversary celebrations of the FA so it would be a great way to end the year.

"We are in talks with non-European opponents at the moment with regards to the first game which would be on Friday (November 15) or Saturday (November 16), that is still to be confirmed.

"We had been looking to play Uruguay in the first game, but they are now in the play-offs so we are now speaking with other opponents.

"We expect to announce that on Thursday."

Bevington confirmed that England hope to play Denmark at Wembley in the international window in March.

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