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Men's Football Wales confirm pre Euro 2020 friendly

WALES will start their Euro 2020 preparations with a home fixture against Austria on Friday March 27 at a venue to be decided at a later.

 Austria will be returning to Wales for the first time since losing a World Cup qualifier 1-0 in Cardiff in September 2017.

“This will be Cymru’s first preparation match of the year ahead of the Euro 2020 finals in June where they will face Switzerland, Turkey and Italy in Group A,” said an FAW statement.

Ryan Giggs’s side booked their place at Euro 2020 — only Wales’s third major tournament — by winning back-to-back games against Azerbaijan and Hungary last month to finish second behind Croatia in their qualifying group.

An FAW delegation is now in Azerbaijan, where Wales will meet Switzerland and Turkey in their first two Euro 2020 games before they play Italy in Rome.

The FAW are looking at potential training bases in the capital Baku ahead of their opening game in the pan-European tournament on June 13.

Austria are in Group C at Euro 2020 alongside the Netherlands, Ukraine and one of the as-yet-undetermined play-off winners.


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