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Spain confirm Bosnia and South Korea pre Euro 16 friendlies

Reigning two-time European champions Spain will warm-up for Euro 2016 by playing Bosnia on May 29 in Switzerland and South Korea on June 1 in Austria.

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Spain confirm Bosnia and South Korea pre Euro 16 friendlies
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Reigning two-time European champions Spain will warm-up for Euro 2016 by playing Bosnia on May 29 in Switzerland and South Korea on June 1 in Austria, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said Thursday.


The champions will also play a third match against a third country yet to be decided, the RFEF said.

Spain are in Group D in the European Championship in France, which runs from June 10 to July 10, along with the Czech Republic, Turkey and Croatia.

After a frist match against Bosnia at the ground of Swiss club St Gallen on May 29, Spain will play South Korea in Salzburg four days later.

135899767DI00146_Spain_v_ItXavi Hernandez (C) of Spain lifts the trophy as he celebrates with team-mates following victory in the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Their final warm-up game will take place in Spain on June 7 before leaving for France the following day where they will be based on l'Ile de Re, an island off the west coast near La Rochelle.

Spain, winners in 2008 and 2012, open their title defence on June 13 in Toulouse against the Czech Republic.

Next month Spain also have two friendlies lined up against Italy on March 24 and Romania on March 27.