Italy will play Cameroon on 3 March in Monaco and Switzerland on 5 June in Geneva in warm-up matches for this summer's FIFA World Cup™.
I Azzurri, the reigning world champions, will also play a friendly on 3 June against a team to be decided, the federation adding that talks were underway with Mexico.
Cameroon, Switzerland and Mexico will all be making the trip to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup, which takes place between 11 June and 11 July 2010.
Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, whose domestic season was ended by a broken leg, will be fit in time to play for Spain at South Africa 2010, the club physio has said.
Carlos Parreira has said that South Africa need to work on ball possession as they prepare for the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
European communities based in Gauteng – home to several World Cup teams base camps - are gearing up ahead of seeing their heroes in the flesh during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.