AJN/Itongadol.- The great European football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Roma will meet in a friendly at the Sami Ofer stadium in Haifa on July
AJN/Itongadol.- The great European football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Roma will meet in a friendly at the Sami Ofer stadium in Haifa on July 30.
The organizers expect a stadium filled with 30,000 spectators.
Both teams are expected to bring their starting eleven.
For Tottenham, who finished the season near the top of the English Premier League and will play in the Champions League next season, it will be their last pre-season game, just five days before the Premier season begins.
Son Heung Min is expected to play, along with England captain Harry Kane.
Roma will arrive in the country after a historic season: winning the first European Conference, which was the club’s first European title.
For the team and legendary manager José Mourinho, the victory was a clear statement of intent for the future.
Tottenham Hotspur will hold an open training session in Israel at Petah Tikva’s Moshava Field on July 29, the day before their match against Roma in Haifa.
An open training session is rare because Italian coach Antonio Conte is known as someone who doesn’t let the media and crowd see how he prepares his team for games and this is another opportunity to see the team and their style of play for the match. next season and in preparation for the Champions League.
“The team is very happy to go to Israel in its final stages of preparation before the start of the season,” said Fabio Paratici, general manager of the Tottenham club. “The match will provide excellent preparation for the start of the new 2022/23 season.”
MTR7, which is producing the match, closed the deal with the Tottenham team management.
“In light of the great interest of the Israeli public in the game, the Tottenham management decided to allow an open training session before the game against Roma and this is a rare opportunity to see the likes of Harry Kane, who broke a new record with England, EPL top scorer Sun, French goalkeeper Hugo Loris, new acquisition Ivan Perišić and decorated Italian coach Antonio Conte,” said Mauro Rosenstein, CEO of MTR7.
German soccer club Borussia Dortmund played their first warm-up match for the 2022/2023 soccer season against an Israeli team, Maccabi Netanya, at Bloomfield Stadium on May 17.
“We have long-established connections with Israel, so we were particularly pleased to receive an invitation to play a friendly against Maccabi Netanya,” said BVB CEO Hans Joachim Watzke, adding: “We were welcomed with open arms. during our visits to Israel in 2019 and 2020 and had many memorable encounters with people in the country. All the more reason, then, that I was looking forward to bringing the team to meet new friends and visit our many fans in Israel.”
The group was in Israel from May 15 to 18 and among other activities, they visited the Yad Vashem Museum to place a commemorative bouquet and listen to the testimony of a Shoah survivor.
There was also a meeting with fans of the “Israelis de Borussia” group.
The team’s visit was part of a broader initiative by Comtec Group, which brings some of the world’s biggest sporting events to Israel, from the French Super Cup, which arrives in Israel at the end of July, to the unforgettable match between Argentina and Uruguay that took place in the country just a couple of years ago.