England to Face Brazil and Belgium in Wembley Friendlies for Euro 2024

England will be hosting two exciting matches at Wembley Stadium in March as Gareth Southgate’s team gears up for Euro 2024. The upcoming games against Brazil and Belgium will serve as valuable preparation for all sides involved. England and Belgium will be fine-tuning their squads ahead of the prestigious tournament, while Brazil will be looking forward to the Copa America next summer.

Southgate expressed his satisfaction with the challenging fixtures, stating, “I am happy to have two strong matches in March as we build towards the Euro finals. It is important we take every opportunity to test ourselves against top opposition.” However, before these high-profile clashes, England must focus on their last qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia. Securing positive results in these matches is crucial to ensure they become top seeds in the Euro draw next month.

The England manager emphasized that the job is far from done, and there is still work to be done. Every moment spent together in camp is vital if they want to give themselves the best chance of success next summer. The encounter against Brazil on March 23 will be followed by a match against Belgium on March 26.

The last meeting between England and Brazil in a men’s international took place in November 2017, resulting in a forgettable 0-0 draw. Only Marcus Rashford, John Stones, Harry Maguire, and Kyle Walker from the England lineup remain regulars, while Neymar and Gabriel Jesus featured for Brazil. This upcoming fixture will provide players like Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham with their first opportunity to face Brazil.

In their previous 26 encounters, England has only managed to secure victory in four matches, while Brazil emerged victorious in 11, with 11 draws. England suffered defeats to Belgium twice during the 2018 World Cup, first in the group stage and then in the third-place play-off. However, since then, England has established themselves as a formidable force in international football. The two teams also clashed in the 2020 Nations League, with each side claiming a victory.

Southgate’s side has already qualified for Euro 2024 with two matches remaining. Their upcoming games against Malta and North Macedonia on November 17 and 20 respectively will be crucial in maintaining their momentum.

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