Atletico Madrid Pre-season Match Against Juventus in Israel Cancelled Over Security


Last Updated: August 06, 2022, 20:22 IST

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone (AFP Image)

The match was due to take place at the Bloomfield stadium in Tel Aviv on Sunday but a renewed surge in hostilities in the region prompted the promoters Comtec Group to call it off.

The pre-season friendly between Spanish side Atletico Madrid and Italian giants Juventus which was scheduled to take place in Israel this weekend has been cancelled because of โ€œsecurityโ€ concerns, the two teams announced on Saturday.

The match was due to take place at the Bloomfield stadium in Tel Aviv on Sunday but a renewed surge in hostilities in the region prompted the promoters Comtec Group to call it off.

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โ€œDue to the latest developments, the friendly between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, scheduled in Israel, has been cancelled,โ€ said Juventus in a statement.

โ€œDue to the current security situation, Comtec Group announces that the match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 7 August at Bloomfield Stadium, will not be played.โ€

Israel hit Gaza with air strikes on Saturday and a Palestinian militant group retaliated with a barrage of rocket fire, in the territoryโ€™s worst escalation of violence since last year.

Juventus start their Serie A campaign with a home tie against Sassuolo on August 15 while Diego Simeoneโ€™s Atletico play their La Liga opener against Getafe the same day.

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