Spain has already clinched a place in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While other teams are playing World Cup qualifying play-offs, Spain is playing a friendly match against Equatorial Guinea. It is a controversial decision by Spain to play Equatorial Guinea. The nation’s unelected president, Teodoro Obiang, has been accused of human rights violations like kidnapping and torture. The Spanish team has maintained that their trip doesn’t mean they support the president.
“We are just sportsmen and we haven’t come here to give prestige or strengthen the position of anyone, nor to overthrow anyone, we have come here to play football with total freedom,” said Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, via ESPN FC.
Believe it or not, Del Bosque has scouted the team which most are probably unfamiliar with.
“They have their limitations but they are strong in certain aspects and they could make things complicated for us,” the Spain coach said. “They are well organised and focus heavily on wing play, they press well, play on the counterattack but don’t have any fear.”
Date: November 16
Start Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Stadium: Nuevo Estadio de Malabo
TV Info: ESPN Deportes
Live Stream: ESPN 3 or Watch ESPN App
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