Spain face Costa Rica at Malaga’s La Rosaleda

Spain face Costa Rica at Malaga’s La Rosaleda
WHAT CONTROVERSY?: The Spanish team were all smiles as they posed for a selfie in their new kit Credit: @SergioRamos/Twitter

SPAIN will host Costa Rica at Malaga’s La Rosaleda stadium this weekend in the first of two international friendlies.

La Roja will play in front of a sell-out crowd this Saturday (11th November) after it was confirmed that tickets for the 30,000 seater-stadium had sold out on Thursday.

The team’s preparations have been somewhat disrupted in recent days after a large amount of controversy surrounding the team’s new kit.

Adidas officially released images of the kit that the team will wear at next year’s World Cup on twitter but faced backlash over the design.

Many claimed that a coloured stripe down the front of the shirt bared a close resemblance to the flag of the Second Spanish Republic, leading the RFEF to cancel the official presentation of the kit.

La Roja come into the game having not conceded a goal since June and are unbeaten since they were dumped out of the Euros by Italy in 2016

After facing Costa Rica, Spain head to Russia on Tuesday to take on the hosts of next year’s World Cup before returning to the players return to their club sides.

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