London: England national football team will play Spain in a friendly match at the historic Wembley Stadium here on November 15, the England Football Association has announced on Thursday.
The fixture is England’s last of 2016 and comes four days after Sam Allardyce’s side host Scotland in a World Cup qualifier. Spain have a new man in charge — Julen Lopetegui replaced Vicente del Bosque in the wake of the contry’s second-round exit to Italy at European Championship 2016. November’s meeting will be the 25th between the countries, and England will be looking to add to their 12-9 winning record.
Spain have won four of the past five matches against Wngland, including a 2-0 success in Alicante, Spain, last November in the most recent fixture. Allardyce’s reign as England manager begins next month when he takes his side to Slovakia for the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. –IANS
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