England To Play Chile For First Time Since Marcelo Salas Double (VIDEO)


England will play Chile at Wembley next month for the first time in over 15 years since Marcelo Salas' brilliance.

On Michael Owen's England debut at Wembley, Salas scored an outrageous volley and converted a penalty amid mounting speculation Manchester United were about to bid for him.

Almost as memorable as Salas' volley was the ease in which he bamboozled Sol Campbell to win Chile's penalty in the February friendly.

Salas, 23 at the time, overshadowed 18-year-old Liverpool striker Owen and signed for Lazio later that year, although his club career in Europe failed to take off.

England will host Chile on Friday 15 November before entertaining Germany four days later, as reported on Wednesday.

It will be England's first meeting with Germany since the 2010 World Cup knockout round match in Bloemfontein, when Fabio Capello's men were trounced 4-1.

Chile completed a successful World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Ecuador to reach the Finals for the ninth time.

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