Italy to face Saudi Arabia in friendly next month

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 20, 2018 09:11 AM
Italy to face Saudi Arabia in friendly next month
Italy's Lorenzo Insigne, left, celebrates with Andrea Belotti after scoring on a penalty during the international friendly soccer match between England and Italy at the Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

ROME (AP) — Italy will play World Cup qualifier Saudi Arabia in St. Gallen, Switzerland on May 28.

While four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades, Saudi Arabia will play in the tournament for the first time since 2006.

Saudi Arabia will face host Russia in the opening match of the World Cup on June 14.

The friendly at Kybunpark Stadium will mark the first time Italy faces Saudi Arabia.

Italy then visits France in Nice on June 1, and hosts the Netherlands in Turin three days later.

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