Ecuador negotiating Spain game

The Football Federation of Ecuador is reportedly in advanced negotiations with Spanish counterparts over a possible friendly with Spain this August.

The Ecuadorians are reported as having had weeks of talks with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over the arrangement of hosting La Roja on August 14 this year.

Spain, who have made a habit in recent years of playing friendly encounters in far corners of the world for payment, would play for the first time in Ecuador.

The proposed game would most likely be hosted by the Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha in Guayaquil, rather than the Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito, which is the team’s designated home stadium.

Vicente del Bosque’s side last month played a friendly against Uruguay in Qatar, and since winning the World Cup in 2010, have also played games away in Panama, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, the United States, Argentina and Mexico.

Ecuador are currently ranked 12th in the world and are second in the CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup Qualification standings, behind Argentina.

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