Spain confirm Panama friendly

After facing Puerto Rico earlier this week, Spain have lined up another trip across the Atlantic for November, to face Panama.

The game had been agreed in principle to fill the late Autumn international window a while back, but it is only today that has seen the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirm its arrangement.

The delay was thought to be down to the financial package surrounding the game, but an agreement has been reached and signed this week between RFEF President Angel Maria Villar and Panamanian Football Federation President Pedro Chaluja.

News of the game’s confirmation is unlikely to be well-received by clubs, who will have to release their players to the 10,000-mile round trip for the November 14 fixture either side of weekends of League action.

In recent years, Spain have travelled across the Atlantic for a number of friendly fixtures, including games against the United States, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico and this week’s against Puerto Rico. Wednesday’s game in Bayamon earned the RFEF €2m.

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