Villarreal CF and Valencia CF are two more Liga BBVA sides that have joined the LFP World Challenge Asia Tour. It is Liga de Fútbol Profesional initiative that is aimed at internationalising the brand 'Marca España', LFP the brand and the Liga BBVA.
Marcelino García Toral's side was one of the revelations of the 2013/14 Liga BBVA season, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League in the same year they were promoted, and will now be one of the star names at the LFP World Challenge held in Asia.
Hong Kong, Changsha and Shanghai will be the cities that the Yellows will visit to play a triangular tournament with the best Asian teams in the region. The team that plays at the El Madrigal will leave for Asia on 26 May to play against Valencia CF and the Hong Kong Rangers on Wednesday 28. Click here for all the details of the Villarreal tour.
The team will travel with some big names, such as midfielder Bruno Soriano, defender Mateo Musacchio and striker Jonathan Pereira. Click here for the Villarreal team sheet.
Meanwhile, the side managed by Juan Antonio Pizzi will also leave on Saturday 24 May for Asia to take part in the LFP World Challenge. "For us it's very important to be present in Hong Kong and therefore in Asia, where there's an extraordinary amount of interest in football and where Valencia has a large following. We hope their presence will inspire us to continue our international expansion", said Amadeo Salvo, chairman of the Valencian club.