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Italy request Spain friendly cancellation

3 January 2014 17:10

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have contacted their Spanish counterparts about the possibility of postponing a friendly between the nations.

The sides, who met in the UEFA Euro 2012 final that Spain won 4-0, had been due to meet in a friendly on March 5 in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

However, with the possibility that the two could meet in the quarter-finals of the tournament, the Italians have now requested that the fixture be moved to a later date.

"We can confirm that FIGC (Italy) has requested RFEF (Spain) the possibility to re-schedule the international friendly fixture of March 5 after considering the eventuality of a possible clash into the FWC 2014 quarter-finals," an FIGC spokesman told Perform.

"We are absolutely flexible anyway and looking forward to receiving a feedback from our Spanish counterpart."

Italy have won just one of the last nine meetings between the countries, dating back to 1998.

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Spain

W L W W L

1 - 0

Italy

W D W W W
Competition
Friendlies
Date
5 March 2014
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Estadio Vicente Calderón (Madrid)
Attendance
35000

Goals

Pedro 63'  
1 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
21
12
14
2
22
20
17
5
9
23
8

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