Wales to face Trinidad and Tobago at the Racecourse

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Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Monday, 17 Dec 2018, 17:29

Wales will return to play at the Racecourse in Wrexham for the first time in 10 years as they face Trinidad and Tobago on 20 March 2019.

Former Wrexham and Swansea City defender, Dennis Lawrence, will bring his Trinidad & Tobago side to The Racecourse for only the two countries’ second ever meeting.

The only previous meeting between both sides was a friendly international in May 2006, a match whgich saw Gareth Bale make his debut as a second half substitute in a 2-1 victory in Graz, Austria.

Wales’ last international match at The Racecourse, the world’s oldest international football stadium, was a 3-0 win over Norway in February 2008.

Ryan Giggs, who will be preparing for Wales’ first Euro 2020 qualifying match against Slovakia four days later in Cardiff is looking forward to 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.”