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Spain line up friendly against Portugal in October

Capital city Lisbon will host a friendly between Portugal and Spain on 7 October ahead of Nations League fixtures for both countries.

Spain to play Portugal in October friendly

Spain have announced they will travel to Portugal for a friendly on 7 October.  The fixture between the neighbouring countries will be staged in Lisbon ahead of both featuring in Nations League games during the October international window. 

October's Nations League fixtures

Luis Enrique's squad are scheduled to host Switzerland on Saturday 10 October before travelling to Ukraine three days later - Germany are the other team in Group 4.  Defending champions Portugal, meanwhile, are away to France on Sunday 11 October, followed by a home game against Sweden.

Spain are also set for friendly duty against the Netherlands in November, with that meeting originally set to take place in March before the coronavirus pandemic caused major changes to the schedule. Euro 2020 was pushed back a year due to the Covid-19 crisis, with the tournament now set for June and July in 2021.