Brazil to host England in June friendly

Brazil will host England in a friendly at the renovated Maracana
in June on the eve of the Confederations Cup.

Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral announced the June 2 game
on Friday. The Confederations Cup, involving Brazil as host but not
England, starts 13 days later.

England will welcome Brazil in a friendly in February at

Maracana, built for the 1950 World Cup, has been undergoing a
massive renovation to host the Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup
and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics.

Cabral says a game between Brazil and a squad composed of
Israeli and Palestinian players will mark the stadium’s official
reopening. A date has yet to be set.