London - England hope to schedule a friendly against old rivals Germany next month as they begin preparations for the 2014 World Cup, the Football Association revealed on Wednesday.
Roy Hodgson's side booked their place in Brazil by beating Poland 2-0 on Tuesday and are planning to tackle Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 19.
Germany, who thrashed England 4-1 when the teams last met in the last 16 of the World Cup in 2010, have also qualified for next year's tournament.
England will play another friendly at Wembley four days earlier, with Australia and Argentina reported to be candidates to provide the opposition in that game.
Asked about negotiations with potential opponents for the November games, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington told the BBC and Al-Jazeera: "We are pretty well advanced.
"I expect to be in a position in the next 24 hours to confirm one of them. I don't think it is any great secret that we are expecting to play Germany in the second of the two games next month.
"That would conclude the 150th anniversary celebrations of the FA, so it would be a great way to end the year.
"We are in talks with non-European opponents at the moment with regards to the first game, which would be on Friday (November 15) or Saturday (November 16). That is still to be confirmed.
"We had been looking to play Uruguay in the first game, but they are now in the (World Cup qualifying) play-offs so we are now speaking with other opponents. We expect to announce that on Thursday."
Bevington also revealed that England hope to play Denmark in a friendly game at Wembley in March next year.
England will play another friendly at Wembley in early June before heading to North America, where they will face the United States in a pre-World Cup warm-up game.
They will then travel to Miami for a training camp, with another friendly to come against an unnamed opponent before they fly to Brazil, where they will be based in Rio de Janeiro.