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Australia, Ecuador to meet in World Cup warmup

  • Associated Press
  • February 9, 2014 - 10:55 PM

SYDNEY — Football Federation Australia says its national team will play fellow World Cup qualifier Ecuador in an international friendly in London next month.

The March 5 match will be played at The Den, the home ground of English Championship side Millwall, and will be the first-ever international between the teams.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said the match would give his team a chance to play a top South American side before its opening World Cup game against Chile on June 13.

Ecuador, which includes Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia, has a world ranking of 23, while Australia is 56th.

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