Middle East trip for Spain?

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) are currently in talks to organise a friendly for Spain based out in the Middle East.

La Roja are, according to Marca, likely to see next February 6’s international friendly slot assigned as an away trip to the Middle East.

The RFEF are believed to be in talks to have the world and double European champions make the approximate six-hour trip out to the region with the Federation rumoured to have been offered €3m.

Opponents are as yet unspecified, with the suggestion that Spain could just as likely face a fellow European nation as they could a country more local to the Middle East, with Qatar named specifically as one considered party.

The agreement is yet to be reached and it is also reported that Spain could just as easily play the 2013 opening fixture on home soil.

Initially scheduled for this date is a meeting with Portugal in Vigo. However, doubts have arisen about this match, with both Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque and his Portuguese counterpart Paulo Bento understood to be keen to play lower-ranked opposition in this slot as preparation for March’s 2014 World Cup qualifiers that follow.

A decision on the February 6 fixture is expected in the coming days.

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