The Football Association of Wales has confirmed this year’s friendly against Spain will be played at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The October 11 game will mark the return of the Wales football team to the 74,000-seater home of Welsh rugby after a seven-and-a-half-year absence.

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for our supporters to see a great team and world-class players. We want to provide everyone with the opportunity of watching the game and playing at the Principality Stadium enables us to do so.’

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed they'll play Spain at the Principality Stadium

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed they'll play Spain at the Principality Stadium

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed they’ll play Spain at the Principality Stadium

Wales have not played at the stadium since losing a friendly against England in March 2011

Wales have not played at the stadium since losing a friendly against England in March 2011

Wales have not played at the stadium since losing a friendly against England in March 2011

The last time Wales’ national team played at the Principality Stadium was back in March 2011 in an international friendly against England.

Frank Lampard and Darren Bent scored the goals in a 2-0 win for the Three Lions, and all of Wales’ home games since then have been held away from the stadium.

The Cardiff City stadium has been the host for the majority of matches, while Swansea’s Liberty Stadium has also been a preferred destination.

Ryan Giggs will be in charge of Wales' first game back at the stadium in almost eight years

Ryan Giggs will be in charge of Wales' first game back at the stadium in almost eight years

Ryan Giggs will be in charge of Wales’ first game back at the stadium in almost eight years

Darren Bent (pictured) scoring England's second goal in the friendly win over Wales

Darren Bent (pictured) scoring England's second goal in the friendly win over Wales

Darren Bent (pictured) scoring England’s second goal in the friendly win over Wales

The Principality Stadium staged the 2017 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus.

The stadium’s manager Mark Williams said: ‘It is unquestionable that the Principality Stadium is an internationally renowned football venue and we’re pleased to welcome Wales back for their match against Spain.’

The FAW announced on Monday that Wales’ UEFA Nations League games this autumn, as well as their Euro 2020 qualifiers, would be staged at the 33,280-capacity Cardiff City Stadium.

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