England announce Wembley friendlies
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England will play Chile and Germany at Wembley next month as they begin their FIFA World Cup™ preparations. It will be England's first meeting with Germany since the 2010 World Cup knockout round match in Bloemfontein, which Fabio Capello's men lost 4-1. The Germany game will take place on Tuesday 19 November.

Germany were the second visitors to the new Wembley in August 2007 and the fixture will be the final match of the FA's 150th anniversary year. Four days earlier, on Friday 15 November, Chile will provide the non-European opposition Hodgson had been hoping for.

With a match against Argentina falling through and Uruguay unavailable as they must face Jordan in a World Cup play-off match, the FA have booked Chile for their first visit since 1998, when two Marcelo Salas goals gave them victory.

Chile completed a successful World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Ecuador to reach the Finals for the ninth time. Jorge Sampaoli's most recent squad included three UK-based players, Cardiff City midfielder Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara of Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic wide-man Jean Beausejour.