Wales to play competitive fixtures at Cardiff City Stadium

Wales will play all their competitive matches at Cardiff City Stadium for the next two years.

The games will include this autumn’s UEFA Nations League ties, as well as the qualifiers for Euro 2020.

The Football Association of Wales confirmed that the 33,280-capacity home of Premier League new boys Cardiff would stage the fixtures when outlining ticket prices for these campaigns on their official website.

Cardiff’s club ground became a fortress as Wales qualified for Euro 2016, with then-manager Chris Coleman saying it was a more preferable venue than the Principality Stadium.

And new manager Ryan Giggs’ Wales side will get their Nations League campaign underway against the Republic of Ireland on September 6 and will host Denmark on November 16.

The draw for the Euro 2020 qualifying tournament will then take place in Dublin on December 2 and the first games will be played the following March.

Wales are set to return to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff – the home of Welsh rugby – for a glamour friendly against Spain in October.

They have not played at the 74,500-seater stadium since a Euro 2012 qualifier against England in March 2011.

Talks between the FAW and the Welsh Rugby Union are ongoing and, barring a last-minute hitch, the Spain game will be staged at the Principality Stadium.

The FAW are confident of attracting a 50,000-plus crowd for their first game with Spain for 33 years, despite the fixture being played on a Thursday night.

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