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England reveal pre-finals friendlies

Published: Thursday 5 January 2012, 11.20CET
England will travel to Norway and entertain Belgium at Wembley as Fabio Capello attempts to prepare his team for the styles of their UEFA EURO 2012 opponents.
England reveal pre-finals friendlies
Fabio Capello is 'very happy' with the choice of England's friendly opponents ©Getty Images
 
Published: Thursday 5 January 2012, 11.20CET

England reveal pre-finals friendlies

England will travel to Norway and entertain Belgium at Wembley as Fabio Capello attempts to prepare his team for the styles of their UEFA EURO 2012 opponents.

The Football Association (FA) have confirmed that England will take on Norway and Belgium in their final two friendly matches before departing for UEFA EURO 2012.

England will play Norway in Oslo at the Ullevaal Stadion on Saturday 26 May, before hosting the final game at Wembley against Belgium on 2 June prior to travelling to the team base in Krakow.

Manager Fabio Capello said: "Since the draw in December we have been able to work towards these matches and the appropriate opposition, and I'm very happy with these two games.

"In the draw we face one of the hosts, Ukraine, which will be a difficult atmosphere to replicate, but looking at the styles of France and Sweden I feel these games are a good preparation for us."

England face France in Donetsk on Monday 11 June in their first match in Group D.

Last updated: 03/05/12 21.50CET

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