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Football: England line up glamour friendlies

Published on Aug 29, 2014 5:34 AM

LONDON (AFP) - England will play a series of glamour friendlies against world champions Germany, Spain, Italy and France over the next two years.

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne said the friendlies against four of the best teams in Europe had been arranged in the run-up to Euro 2016, with the dates still to be confirmed.

"We have got a set of friendlies to go with the qualifiers right through to March 2016 all arranged," Horne said on Thursday.

"We will be playing the bigger European countries - it makes more sense to prepare for a European tournament by playing European opposition so we have put less of an emphasis on non-Europeans over the next two years.

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