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It has never won a qualification game and its only victory in 22 years came in a friendly against
In theory at least, the only danger England will face at Wembley is complacency.
And Neville's strategy for avoiding it is an interesting one.
Speaking at a children's coaching clinic at St George's Park as part of the FA and McDonald's Community Awards programme, Neville said: "My mentality when I played in games of this nature was always to scare myself.
"It was a preparation tool. I thought of what might happen, and believe the world would collapse if I didn't win this game.
"That is what I used to do. When people tell you it is a certainty. I can't stand here as an England coach and say England shouldn't do anything but win on Friday. Nobody can."
Even then it might not be that easy.
However, Neville is confident
"The players are the managers of their own destiny when they get to this level," he said.
"They are really experienced. They have been here before. They have been round the block.
"They know the pitfalls of any game of football if you don't approach it in the right way.
FA and McDonald's Community Awards is a grassroots football awards programme that recognises volunteers (grassroots coaches, clubs, leagues) from across England, culminating with a ceremony at Wembley on the
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