England set to face Australia in Euro 2016 warm-up match

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England will play Australia as one of three warm-up games for Euro 2016, two of which will take place away from Wembley, Press Association Sport understands.

The Football Association is finalising plans to take one friendly fixture to the north east of England and another to the north west at the request of manager Roy Hodgson, who wishes to recreate a tournament feel.

Hodgson and his assistants Ray Lewington and Gary Neville have identified their preferred opponents, with the Socceroos likely to be joined by two European teams. Portugal is likely to be one of them.

The FA is expected to confirm all three opponents and venues later this month, but the final friendly before Euro 2016 is set to take place at Wembley.

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