Football: Soccer-England to host Ivory Coast in March friendly


(Reuters) – England will host Ivory Coast on March 29 at Wembley Stadium in a friendly match in what will likely be a primary assembly between the 2 groups.

England have already certified for the 2022 World Cup and can use this match as preparation for the event in Qatar which begins in November.

“It would be the first time that Gareth Southgate’s squad have confronted non-European opposition since November 2018,” England stated in an announcement.

Ivory Coast are at the moment enjoying on the Africa Cup of Nations and are by means of to the knockout phases the place they are going to face Egypt in the last-16.

England may also play Switzerland on March 26. After the membership season concludes, Southgate’s aspect will then play in June in the UEFA Nations League the place they’re grouped alongside Germany, Italy and Hungary.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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