Saturday, 14 November, 2009
Further to media reports, The FA has made the following statements.
Relating to reports today, an FA Spokesman said: "At no point has anyone in the organisation, threatened to withdraw from this fixture over travel arrangements. We were perfectly satisfied with plans put in place and at no point demanded to use the ministerial terminal."
In addition The FA had the following to say regarding this fixture with Brazil: "From the very outset Fabio Capello has been very keen for his England team to test themselves against the best teams in the world.
"Matches with France, Germany, Spain and Holland are examples of this, and Fabio was very keen to play Brazil, who are currently ranked number one in the world.
"This match completes a reciprocal agreement that saw Brazil play the first game against England to open Wembley in 2007.
"Brazil are the home side this time and took the decision regarding the venue. Although it should also be pointed out that the England players will return to their clubs on Sunday 15 November - a full six days ahead of domestic commitments and three days before a further set of international fixtures involving many other national associations."