Wales: Ryan Giggs' side to host USA & Austria in March friendlies

Wales are set to host the United States in a friendly on Monday, 30 March at the Cardiff City Stadium.
 
Ryan Giggs' side will also host Austria at Swansea City's Liberty Stadium on Friday, 27 March as they prepare for the 2020 European Championships.
 
USA will play the Netherlands in Eindhoven on 26 March and wanted another game on their European tour.
 
Wales qualified automatically for Euro 2020 by finishing runners-up to Croatia in qualification group E.
 
Austria's visit will mark the return of the national team to Swansea's Liberty Stadium after a seven-year absence.
 
Giggs' side are expected to announce a further two friendlies before their Euro 2020 opener against Switzerland in Baku on 13 June.
 
The announcement of the US team's visit to Wales comes at a time when tensions are rising in the Persian Gulf, and it is understood security measures around the fixture would be increased.
 
Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was killed by an American air strike last week, and Iran has vowed harsh retaliation.
 
US Soccer postponed its men's training camp in Qatar - scheduled for 5-25 January - as a result.
 
The Football Association of Wales has experience working closely with security agencies, having hosted the 2017 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Principality Stadium.
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