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England will play a friendly against five-time World Cup winners Brazil in Qatar in the autumn.

The game, which takes place on 14th November, will be played in the Khalifa International Stadium and will be the Three Lions' first visit to the Middle Eastern country.

It will be an excellent opportunity for coach Fabio Capello to assess his team against the side currently ranked No.1 in the world in the build-up to next year's World Cup in South Africa.

The two countries last met in a 1-1 draw in 2007 in England's first game in the new Wembley Stadium.

"To play a team like Brazil will be important for us," said Capello.

"We can understand more about ourselves and the level we must reach by playing the best teams.

"We have played Spain, Holland, Germany and France, some of the best teams in the world. In each of these games we have also played away from home, which is important before South Africa.

"One of the benefits of securing qualification against Croatia is that we can start to plan for the World Cup and this match is one part of our plans."


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