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    Parviz Veer is offline Newbie
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    Default to be played & will be played

    Dear Sir:
    Kindly clear me the context and difference between the following sentences.
    1: The match is to be played between England and Australia.
    2: The match will be played between England and Australia.

    Best Regards.

    Parviz veer.

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: to be played & will be played

    In the context of a sporting event, I can't see much difference between the two forms- the first is said to be more inevitable/planned/destined, but here I can't see it.

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