Racecourse Ground to host first Wales senior fixture in thirteen years

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Wrexham AFC’s Racecourse Ground will host its first Wales fixture in over thirteen years in March after the Football Association of Wales announced a friendly.

The Football Association of Wales has announced that they will host the Trinidad & Tobago on the 20th March with a scheduled 19:45 kick off.

Four days later, Wales will begin their UEFA European Championship qualifiers when they host Slovakia at the Cardiff City Stadium.

This is just the second meeting between the two sides after they met in Austria in a friendly back in 2006 as Robert Earnshaw scored a brace. Gareth Bale made his Wales debut against Trinidad & Tobago in that fixture.

Speaking to FAW. Cymru, Wales manager Ryan Giggs commented on the announcement that the Dragons would be returning to the Racecourse.

“I’m delighted that we’re able to play at the Racecourse for the first time in 10 years. We thoroughly enjoyed taking the team there for an open training session in May. The support was incredible and further fuelled our ambition to host a match at the historic ground.”

“Trinidad & Tobago will prove an interesting test for us and will be great preparation ahead of the EURO 2020 qualifying campaign.”

Wales’ C team are scheduled to play England C at Salford City’s Peninsula Stadium a day before, meaning Wales supporters will be able to attend two fixtures.

(Featured Image: Gary Pritchard / The Racecourse Ground / CC BY-SA 2.0)

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