Several high-profile European friendlies are set for Wednesday but friendly would not be the term to be used with how they have been viewed by hard-pressed club managers.
England's midfielder Steven Gerrard (C) and striker Danny Welbeck (R) take part in a training session ahead of their football friendly against Sweden in Stockholm. It will be a rematch of their thrilling Euro 2012 clash where the English prevailed 3-2.
The 2006 World Cup final rematch of France and victors Italy, Germany taking on old rivals the Netherlands and England playing Sweden in a rematch of their thrilling Euro 2012 clash where the English prevailed 3-2 would normally have great appeal.
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