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Chinese Football Association

China to face World Cup-bound Colombia in Chongqing glamour friendly

The tie will go ahead in Chongqing on November 14, four days after the South Americans take on South Korea in Suwon

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 October, 2017, 11:54am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 October, 2017, 11:54am

China will play an international friendly match against Colombia in November, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Wednesday.

The glamour tie will go ahead in Chongqing on November 14, four days after the South Americans take on South Korea in Suwon.

“These games will be fundamental for the team’s preparation for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia,” said a statement on the FCF website.

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Colombia secured their spot at the World Cup in Russia after finishing in fourth spot in their

CONMEBOL qualifying group.