England to play Brazil, Ireland at Wembley

Associated Press Modified: September 12, 2012 at 11:50 am •  Published: September 12, 2012

LONDON (AP) — England will play Brazil and Ireland in friendlies at Wembley Stadium next year as part of celebrations to mark the Football Association's 150th anniversary.

The FA says Brazil will play at the London venue on Feb. 6, and England will then face the 2014 World Cup host in Rio de Janeiro in June.

Before England goes on its two-game tour of South America, Roy Hodgson's side will play Ireland at Wembley on May 29.

It will be the first time the two countries have played each other since England supporters tore up seats and hurled missiles in 1995, leading to the match at Lansdowne Road being abandoned.