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FRI 25.07.2014 | NEWS

Atlético arrive in San Francisco

The Liga BBVA champions arrived in the Californian city after a long journey and this Saturday they will enjoy a day crammed with activities on the LFP World Challenge tour, including a visit to the city, a children’s camp and an event with the women’s national field hockey team.

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FRI 25.07.2014

The Liga BBVA champions arrived in the Californian city after a long journey and this Saturday they will enjoy a day crammed with activities on the LFP World Challenge tour, including a visit to the city, a children’s camp and an event with the women’s national field hockey team.

The LFP World Challenge is underway for Club Atlético de Madrid, who after arriving in San Francisco and enjoying a well deserved rest, go into a Saturday crammed with activities.

The team managed by Diego Pablo Simeone will have a morning training session from 9.30 am local time (6.30 pm Spanish time) at the Earthquakes Training Field, the training ground of the San Jose Earthquakes, before several members of the squad speak to the media.

Later, the players will enjoy a kids' camp at the same training ground and take part in an activity with the women’s national field hockey team as one of the initiatives promoted by the LFP World Challenge.

At 4 pm (1 am on Sunday in Spain), the Atlético de Madrid squad will visit the most iconic sights of San Francisco along with the girls from the women’s national field hockey team. This visit will end at the Candlestick Park stadium, where the Spanish club will face Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes at 4 pm local time on the Sunday (1 am on Monday 28 July in Spain).

The Atlético chairman, Enrique Cerezo, underlined how important it is to the club to take part in the second LFP World Challenge tour. "This tour is very important to the club because, as champions of the Liga BBVA this year, going to the United States after many years and taking part in a virtually international tournament, aired all over the United States and South America, is something very important for the club, for the players, for the coaching team and for everyone that’s here", he said.

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