Capello arranges South American ref for friendly

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WEMBLEY, England: Paraguayan referee Carlos Manuel Torres will take charge of England’s friendly with Egypt at Wembley on March 3 as coach Fabio Capello looks to gets his World Cup squad used to officials from another region.

The Football Association said Monday Capello asked for South American officials to recreate World Cup conditions even in a friendly on home turf.

A FIFA referee since 1998, Torres will have two countrymen as linesmen although he is not on the list of officials for the World Cup. -AP

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