England Set For Turkey, Australia And Portugal Friendlies

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England have announced they’ll be meeting Turkey, Australia and Portugal in pre-Euro 2016 friendlies.

The three lions look to improve themselves ahead of their opening Euro 2016 match against Russia.

England will play Turkey at the Etihad on May 22 and will face Australia at the Stadium of Light, five days later and then face Portugal at Wembley June 2.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou is looking forward to the fixture, telling reporters: “We are excited to have secured this friendly against England as they are preparing for the 2016 European Championships.

“We have stated that we want to continue progressing as a football nation so we can challenge the best teams in the world and England was strong in qualifying for the Euros.

“This is another opportunity for the players to step up against a big football nation and show that our journey to make an impact on world football is heading in the right direction.

“We will face England in their backyard and we will take the game to them so we have a guide as to how we are progressing.”

England will also play Wales and Slovakia in Group B and will expect to qualify for the knockout stages.



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