NEW YORK: Defending World Cup champion Spain will play a friendly against El Salvador on June 7 in the U.S. before heading to the World Cup in Brazil.
Seven matches involving six World Cup teams were announced Friday by Soccer United Marketing, an affiliate of Major League Soccer. Spain's game at FedEx Field in Maryland will be played along with an MLS match between D.C. United and Columbus, originally scheduled for RFK Stadium in Washington.
Honduras plays Israel on June 1 at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium, and Greece and Nigeria meet June 3 at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. Ivory Coast faces El Salvador on June 4 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, and Greece plays Bolivia on June 6 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.