Atletico Madrid land in Australia to play pre-season friendlies

Melbourne, July 28 (IANS) Atletico Madrid landed on Thursday in Melbourne, where they will stay for five days and play two friendlies in preparation for the new football season.

The Spanish club, coached by Argentine Diego Simeone, will face Tottenham Hotspur on Friday and Melbourne Victory on July 31, reports Efe.

Uruguayan defender Diego Godin said the squad now has a week in Australia, where Atletico will play two games after a tough stage of pre-season with a view to improving physical form.

–IANS

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