Black Stars could play world champions Spain in historic clash
Ghana will play European champions Spain in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil if the Black Stars manage to win next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The Black Stars are one of the favourites for Africa’s flagship competition and a fifth continental title success will hand them a historic clash against the world champions.
The next African champions will battle Spain, Tahiti and Uruguay in Group B, while Group A houses hosts Brazil Japan, Mexico and Italy.
The draw was held in Sao Paulo on Saturday for the competition, which will take place from June 15 to 30 and will serve as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup also in Brazil.
Africa have yet to win this prestigious tournament with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coming the closest to reach this global milestone when they lost 1-0 to France after extra time in the 2003 edition.
South Africa hosted the last tournament three years ago with Brazil beating United States of America 3-2 in a thrilling final. Spain placed third after they defeated the host country 3-2 after extra time.
Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire have also finished fourth in this competition among the various confederation champions.