'Spain will play with full strength'

Bafana Bafana and Spain will meet at FNB Stadium at 9pm tonight.

Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: SAPA.

JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he expects Spain to play to their strengths when the two teams clash at the FNB Stadium at 9pm tonight.

Igesund expects the world and European champions to play very competitively.

"They've got a great outfit and world-class players. And they are expected to play this game as if it's a cup final."

Igesund says the game against Spain will give him an indication about where his team is in relation to the best nations.

"Some of these players are sitting on two or three caps. I want to be able to judge and say to myself when these guys wear 30 caps come 2015, how much more experienced they are going to be."

Captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says the team is looking forward to judging themselves against the world's best.

"We are obviously excited to play against the world's number one. All the players are fired up we can't wait for the game. Everything went well at training. All players are in good condition and we going to go out there and make the country proud."

(Edited Leeto M. Khoza)