Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Wales confirm Costa Rica as opponents for Gary Speed memorial match


Costa Rica have been confirmed as Wales' opponents for next month's Gary Speed Memorial match.

The South American side, against whom Speed made his international debut in 1990, will visit Cardiff City Stadium on February 29 for a 7.45pm kick-off.

A statement from the Football Association of Wales read: "This will be an opportunity to celebrate the life and achievements of a great servant to Welsh football, both as a player and as a manager."

Tickets go on sale on January 11, priced a £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, with 10% of profits donated to charity.