Atletico Madrid to play preseason friendly in India

Atletico Madrid have announced a preseason friendly in India.

Atletico Madrid have announced a preseason friendly in India.

The Spanish champions will travel to India for a pre-season friendly in August ahead of the inaugural Indian Super League which is set to kick-off in September.

The Champions league finalists are joint owners of the Kolkata franchise in the eight-team league along with two Indian businessmen and former Indian Test captain Saurav Ganguly.

Kolkata-native Ganguly is a director of the franchise and will also act as the face of the organisation named Atletico de Kolkata.

“An exhibition match is planned — Atletico versus an invitational XI. We’d like to field a strong invitational team, to compete against Atletico. The idea is to have a good game,” Ganguly told The Telegraph.

 
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