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Spain vs Uruguay in Doha on Feb 6

STAR attractions and marquee games seem never-ending in Qatar.

If Brazil, Argentina and England were some of the big names to have played in Doha in the last few years, it is now the turn of European and world champions Spain.

Taking them on are South American giants Uruguay.

Spain, boasting greats like Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Iker Casillas, and Uruguay, comprising star names like Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan, will lock horns in an international friendly in Doha on February 6.

The match, to be held under the auspices of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, will form a part of the Confederations Cup preparations of the teams.

The intercontinental tournament will be held in Brazil from June 15 to 30 next year.

Spain were scheduled to meet neighbours Portugal in a friendly at home which was cancelled. Reports state the Spanish federation will receive €3m financial compensation.

Like in the last two years, the plan was to hold a game in Doha as part of the recent Aspire4Sport Congress and Expo, but it did not work out as Panama hosted Spain on November 11.