Wales to play Spain at Principality Stadium

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed this year’s friendly against Spain will be played at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The game on October 11 will mark the return of the Wales football team to the 74,000-seater home of Welsh rugby after a seven-and-a-half-year absence.

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said: “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.”

The Principality Stadium staged the 2017 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus.

The stadium’s manager Mark Williams said: “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 FAW announced on Monday that Wales’ UEFA Nations League games this autumn, as well as their Euro 2020 qualifiers, would be staged at the 33,280-capacity Cardiff City Stadium.