Wales set to return to the Principality Stadium to face spain this October

Wales will return to the Principality Stadium for the October International Challenge Match against
Spain.
Wales have not played at the Cardiff city centre-based stadium since 2011 and the match against
Julen Lopetegui’s Spain on Thursday, 11 October provides a fantastic opportunity to watch this
mouth-watering encounter.
Jonathan Ford, FAW Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that we will playing against Spain,
arguably the most successful international side in world football during the past few years.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our supporters to see a great team and world class players. We
want to provide everyone with the opportunity of watching the game and playing at the Principality
Stadium enables us to do so.”
Principality Stadium Manager Mark Williams, added: “It is unquestionable that the Principality Stadium
is an internationally renowned football venue and we’re pleased to welcome Wales back for their
match against Spain.
“The Principality Stadium hosted last year’s UEFA Champions League Final, working closely with the
Football Association of Wales.
“A wide array of footballing greats have graced the hallowed turf of our iconic national stadium and we
look forward to seeing the latest generation of Welsh and Spanish stars adding their names to this
illustrious list next autumn.”
This will be the first meeting with Spain since 1985, when goals from Ian Rush (2) and Mark Hughes
secured a 3-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory over the Spanish at the Racecourse, Wrexham.
Prior to that match, the teams have met each other on four other occasions, two of which ended in
stalemate, with the other two matches resulting in defeat for Wales.
Spain are amongst the favourites to the win the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer, where they
will come up against Portugal, Morocco and Iran in Group B.
On Monday, the FAW announced that all UEFA Nations League matches and European Qualifiers will
take place at Cardiff City Stadium with The Red Wall Campaign Ticket once again providing excellent
value for money.
In the Nations League, Wales will compete against Denmark and the Republic of Ireland, meanwhile,
the European Qualifiers draw for UEFA EURO 2020 will take place in December.
Tickets for the game against Spain will be announced in due course, details of which will be published
on faw.cymru
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