England to play Sweden in friendly at Wembley

England will host Sweden in an international friendly on Nov. 15

as part of the teams’ preparations for next year’s European


Both countries qualified automatically for the tournament in

Ukraine and Poland, with England topping Group G and Sweden

finishing as the runner-up with the best record across the nine


They haven’t met since the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in

Germany, when Henrik Larsson scored an injury-time equalizer for

Sweden in a 2-2 draw. England has not beaten Sweden since 1968, a

span of 12 games.

England will play world and European champion Spain in a

friendly at Wembley three days earlier.