Event Notes: Spanish Football Federation Accepts $5.5M Offer To Play Friendly In Gabon
Spain's national football team will play a friendly in Gabon in November, "and this is not the only offer" at the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) office. The offer from Gabon for playing in the friendly will pay Spain nearly €4M ($5.5M) (MARCA, 10/17). ... The World Figure Skating Grand Prix Cup of China "will be held at the Beijing Capital Gymnasium" from Nov. 1-3 after being held for two years in Shanghai. It "is the third leg of the Grand Prix season" (CHINA DAILY, 10/17). ... The Badminton World Federation is sticking with its plan "to host the World Super Series Finals" from Dec. 11-14 "although it clashes with the SEA Games in Myanmar" (THE STAR, 10/17). ... The organizers of the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar "have pledged to tighten security for the event after Yangon was hit by a series of bomb blasts this week, which reportedly killed two people and injured three others." About 1 million spectators are expected to fill the stadiums, multi-purpose halls and swimming complexes in the cities of Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung Beach for the biennial event from Dec. 11-22 (Singapore TODAY, 10/17).