The Three Lions will face the Brazilians in Doha on November 14.
“It will be a great test,” he said at an event organised by England team sponsors Nationwide Building Society. “We’ve had them at Wembley before and gave them a good run for their money in a 1-1 draw.
“It’s important to test yourself against the best. We’ve done that against France, Spain and Hollland in friendlies so far, so it will be good to see how far we have come.
“You always know Brazil will be among the favourites at the World Cup. They will always be there or there abouts, along with Spain and Germany. They have that arrogance and confidence about them that no matter what happens they stick together and make sure they get their way through the group stage. But we are playing well too and we’ll give them a good game.”