FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany will play a friendly against Chile in Stuttgart on March 5 next year.

Germany coach Joachim Loew says, "Direct qualification for the 2014 World Cup is currently the clear goal. Looking to the World Cup in Brazil, naturally Chile is a good opportunity to get used to the typical South American style of play."

Loew adds that the team has good recent memories of playing in Stuttgart, where Brazil was Brazil was beaten 3-2 in 2011.