Germany announce Dutch, France friendlies
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FIFA World Cup™ semi-finalists Germany have booked a provisional date to play South Africa 2010 runners-up the Netherlands in a friendly in November.

The match will go ahead as long as both teams qualify directly for the European championships, to be held in the Ukraine and Poland in June 2012, and avoid the play-offs which will also take place this November.

With both teams top of their respective UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying groups with four wins from four games, Germany look set to face the Dutch in Hamburg on 15 November.

The German Football Federation (DFB) have also announced they will host France in a friendly on 29 February, 2012, with a return match on 5 March, 2014 in France. The venues for both games have yet to be confirmed.

Germany, who finished third at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, play Kazakhstan in a Euro 2012 qualifier on 26 March in Kaiserslautern, then face Australia in a friendly three days later in Moenchengladbach.