Spain leaders skip match in Ukraine

22 June 2012 02:16

Spanish government officials will skip the team's clash with France in Ukraine on Saturday, the government said, in line with other countries that have boycotted the football games there over political rights.

"No Spanish authority will travel to the match," a foreign ministry spokeswoman said, adding that the decision was agreed along with France, which last month announced that its government would not attend the matches in Ukraine.

All Spain's matches so far in the tournament have been played in Poland, which is co-hosting the competition. One was attended by Spain's Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia as well as by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and others by a sports minister.

Source: AFP

World Cup Group G

Pos Team Pld Pts
- Belgium 0 0
- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0