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Friday, January 25, 2008
England to face old rivals Germany

Fabio Capello's England side will face Germany in a friendly in Berlin later this year, it was announced on Friday.

The match will be played on November 19 in the Olympic Stadium, the venue for the 2006 World Cup final.

Capello said: 'This should be a great match. I'm delighted this fixture has been arranged, it should be a real challenge and something the players will look forward to.'

The last time England played away against Germany was the famous 5-1 victory in Munich in 2001 when Michael Owen scored a hat-trick.

The last meeting between the two sides was at Wembley last August when Germany outplayed Steve McClaren's England team to record a 2-1 victory.

Capello's first match in charge is the sell-out home game against Switzerland at Wembley on February 6.

England then travel to Paris to play another friendly against France on March 26.

Talks are still taking place on England's summer fixtures, including a likely match against Scotland at Wembley.

England have not played in Berlin since they met West Germany for their 1972 European Championship quarter-final, second-leg, which ended in a goalless draw.




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