England to play Egypt in World Cup warmup
England will prepare for its World Cup opener against the United
States by playing Egypt in an exhibition game at Wembley on March
England faces Algeria, which lost to Egypt in a playoff, in
its second first-round match on June 18, six days after it meets
England has played Egypt twice, winning a 1986 exhibition in
Cairo and a World Cup first-round match four years later in Italy.
The United States is at the Netherlands on March 3, the only
date clubs are required to release players before the end of the
European seasons in May.
The Americans also have a Jan. 23 exhibition against Honduras
at Carson, Calif., and are attempting arrange a February match
England has played Egypt twice, winning a friendly in 1986 in
Cairo and a World Cup group match four years later in Italy.