The Football Association will not allow a planned friendly with Spain to be played at Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium because of fears over racist abuse.
Several England players suffered racist abuse the last time England played there in 2004.
“We are currently in talks with the Spanish Federation,” said FA director of communications Adrian Bevington.
“The FA were clear from the outset that we would not play the game in Madrid due to racial abuse we faced in 2004.
“This fixture is one of the friendly games that Fabio Capello requested. But as yet, a venue is still to be confirmed and the contract still to be signed.
“Fabio is totally supportive of this fixture.”
England were beaten 1-0 when they played in Madrid in 2004 with Cole, Wright-Phillips, Rio Ferdinand, Jermain Defoe and Jermaine Jenas all subjected to racist abuse.