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England to meet Brazil in June

The Football Association has confirmed that England's friendly clash with Brazil on 2nd June will be staged in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracana stadium. England boss Roy Hodgson is looking forward to leading his side out at the iconic venue.

He said: "Having visited Brazil last year I know from experience what an incredible place it is.

"It is important that England get this opportunity to go and play there and sample the atmosphere.

"It's almost 30 years since England last played in Brazil, so it will be a proud moment to take the team back there again."

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