England is set to play up to four more "high-profile" friendlies next year to mark the Football Association's 150th anniversary.
The FA said it was poised to announce a
Should England not be involved in the play-offs for the 2014 FIFA World Cup the following November, it would then seek to arrange two more such games.
FA communications director
But he added: "We will try to ensure that the friendlies available to our fans will be reflective of the history of the England national team and will be extremely attractive to everybody."
That would appear to make
That could be filled by a number of teams and supporters would doubtless be most excited about a match against
Bevington confirmed England planned to fly to the country the day after the
England would seek to make use of the base camp it identifies for its potential World Cup finals campaign during that trip.
Should it qualify, its build-up to the World Cup would see it play a Wembley friendly in
There had been suggestions that would be in
England's potential road to
November - Either World Cup qualifying play-offs or two friendlies
March - TBA (h) Friendly
May - Friendly at Wembley prior to departure for
England manager Roy Hodgson is frustrated that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have planned exhibition matches overseas as soon as the EPL season is done.