Valladolid will host a match of the Spanish men’s football team in 2023. At least that is the commitment made by the Spanish Federation (RFEF) to the centenary of the Federation of Castilla y León (RFCyLF) this year. The stage will be Jose Zorilla and only the opponent and date are yet to be determined.
In theory there are only three options on the table: Cyprus, Scotland and Georgia. At least those are the matches that the national team will play at home in the qualifying stage of the next European Championship. Since the fourth, with Norway as an opponent, has already been awarded to La Rosaleda (Málaga). This match, which will be played on March 25, will be the official debut of Luis de la Fuente at the helm of La Roja. With encouragement from watching Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, one of the fittest footballers of the season.
The decision was made by the RFEF Match Designation Commission, which is in charge of deciding which stadiums the team will host. This was done “within the framework of the agreement signed between the Federation and the Junta de Andalucia for the celebration in that community of the matches of the national football teams.” To explain this, the Junta de Andalucía signed a deal with the RFEF in December 2020 to host the Spanish men’s, women’s and under-21 senior football teams for the amount of three between the 2020/21 and 2023/24 seasons. 24 matches were hosted. million Euros (750,000 per course).
This guarantees two annual matches for each of the above teams in their region, i.e. two full men’s. He already has one, one from Norway. And you’ll find at least one other of the three we reviewed: Cyprus, Scotland and Georgia.
These are dated. Cyprus will be played on 11 September; against the Scots on 12 October and against the Georgians on 19 November. Another thing is potential friendships.
The team has not played in Valladolid and Zorilla since a friendly match against Ivory Coast on March 1, 2006, which would mark 17 years since that match.
But, apart from Valladolid, they are fighting for a national team match, at least three other venues, plus an Andalusian match, as a result of the 2020 agreement and which will end in 2024. Union of Cantabria; Elche, for the centenary of the Elche Club; and Alicante, for the centenary of Hercules.