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International Friendly

Teams: South Africa v Spain

Date: 19 November 2013

Venue: FNB Stadium

 

 

Bafana Bafana take on World Champions Spain on Tuesday night in an International friendly at the FNB Stadium.

Spain are both World champions and European champions currently, and are currently ranked number one in the world, while Bafana are sixty places behind them in 61st position.

This will be the fourth time in their history that South Africa takes on Spain in an International fixture, with Spain having won all three previous encounters


The last time they met was in the third/fourth play-off at the 2009 Confederations Cup, where Spain won the match 3-2 in extra-time, after the scores were locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes.

Spain had beaten Bafana 2-0 earlier in the competition.

The other meeting was in the group stages at the 2002 World Cup where Spain also ran out 3-2 winners.

Read: Spain vs Bafana - All Of The Goals

South Africa warmed-up for this game with a 3-0 win on Friday night against Swaziland, albeit with an entirely locally-based squad, while Spain beat Equatorial Guinea 2-1 on Saturday night in a friendly.

This is the first time Spain have returned to South Africa since winning the World Cup at the very same venue in 2010.

This is how they line-up:

South Africa: Itumeleng Khune, Thabo Matlaba, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Nthethe, Bongani Khumalo, Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Bernard Parker, Daylon Claasen, Tokelo Rantie

Spain: Iker Casillas, Alvaro Arbeloa, Raul Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Nacho Monreal, Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta, Pedro, Fernando Llorente, David Villa

Read: Pedro Hoping For Spain Win.

Read: Khune Calls For Bafana Support

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