The Football Association has announced that England will face Ghana at Wembley in 29th March.
This will be the first time the senior sides have ever played each other. Ghana are expected to put England through their paces after their impressive World Cup 2010 campaign, where they only lost out being the first African country in the semi finals to Uruguay by unsportsmanlike behaviour by Uruguayan Forward Luis Suarez. Suarez punched the ball off of the line in a ‘Hand of God’ moment which led to Ghana cashing out on penalties and of the World Cup.
This will be a chance for England Manager Fabio Capello to possibly give some much needed younger players a chance in the starting line up only days after the three lions travel to Cardiff to face Wales in a European Qualifier on the 26th March.
Even though it will be one more very important game to help England find their feet after a disappointing World Cup, another friendly against Thailand has been cancelled today. This game was to be held in June during the season brake and just after the Switzerland home qualifier. The FA said “Although an informal agreement had been reached for a friendly match following the qualifier with Switzerland, no formal details in terms of match date or venue had ever been established and, following discussions by the FA board, it was decided not to go ahead with the fixture.”