ATK to face Premier League outfit Fulham in pre-season friendly
Written by: Neelav Chakravarti
The Kolkata-based club are currently in Spain on a pre-season tour.
Two-time Indian Super League champion ATK have announced that they will be facing Fulham in a friendly on 8th September 2018. The match will take place at the Pinatar Arena Football Center, in Murcia (Spain). Both the clubs revealed the fixture through their respective Twitter handles.
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This week sees @Jokanovic and his staff take a group to Spain for some warm weather training, and one friendly fixture against @WorldATK.
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The Kolkata-based club are currently in Spain for their pre-season and will be hoping to gain experience by playing a high-flying Premier League outfit, ahead of the 2018-19 ISL season which kicks-off from 29th September 2018.
This is not the first time that an ISL club will be facing English top-tier opposition. Earlier in 2016, Delhi Dynamos faced West Bromwich Albion in a 1-0 loss.
The Craven Cottage outfit have taken a relatively strong squad for their one-week training camp to Spain, consisting of first-team players not called up for international duty and academy products. Some of the travelling men include, 2014 World Cup winner Andre Schurrle, captain Tom Cairney and Arsenal loanee Calum Chambers.
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We play our next pre-season friendly match against @premierleague side @FulhamFC on Saturday, 8th Septemper, 2018 at the Pinatar Arena Football Center. #AamarBukeyATK #BanglaBrigade pic.twitter.com/zlpDR54Wvf
The London club plied their trade in the Championship last season and got promoted to the Premier League after a successful campaign. The club are currently 13th in the table with one win, one draw, and two losses. Meanwhile, the West Bengal club finished 9th last season and will be aiming to regain their lost place in the Indian Super League under the tutelage of former Manchester United winger Steve Coppell.
Published: Thu Sep 06, 2018 01:42 PM IST