England to play Egypt in World Cup warmup

England coach Fabio Capello is lining up a World Cup warmup against Egypt in March.

The exhibition in Wembley Stadium would give Capello’s players a chance to face a team with a similar style to Algeria, which was drawn Friday alongside England, the United States and Slovenia in Group C for the World Cup finals.

Capello told British media after the draw in Cape Town that playing Egypt would be “a nice choice to know the style of these North African players.”

The match is scheduled for March 3.

Algeria beat Egypt in a playoff last month to reach the World Cup finals in South Africa, which start June 11.