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Spain vs. Colombia Football Match in London Amid Corruption Probe Shadow

Spain will face Colombia at West Ham United’s London Stadium on Friday ahead of UEFA Euro 2024. The match is crucial for coach Luis de la Fuente to evaluate new players before finalizing his squad. The game comes amidst a corruption investigation at the Spanish Football Federation.

Following a police raid on the RFEF headquarters, where seven arrests were made in a corruption probe related to former president Jose Luis Rubiales, Spain’s team prepares for the friendly match. The atmosphere will be tense as the team gears up for the game against Colombia.

Amidst the off-field distractions, De la Fuente will focus on evaluating young talents like 17-year-old Pau Cubarsi and Dan Vivian. The return of Gerard Moreno gives a boost to the center-forward position, with Alvaro Morata also in contention for a starting spot in the upcoming matches.

Key players like Dani Olmo, Nico Williams, and Rodri Hernandez are expected to start, while the midfield battle will see competition between Fabian Ruiz, Mikel Merino, and Martin Zubimendi. The friendly against Colombia will be crucial in finalizing the squad for Euro 2024, with Brazil awaiting Spain in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Monday.

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