Real Madrid Announce Pre-Season Friendly With Bournemouth

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

The newly promoted Championship side will welcome Los Blancos to their home ground on July 21st.

Bournemouth will be embarking on their first campaign in England's second-tier competition in over twenty years. What better way to celebrate that exciting, momentous promotion than by hosting the legendary nine-time European champions and kicking off the season in style!

The Guardian reports that Mesut Ozil, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo are expected to be among those on hand for the Sunday evening kick-off at Dean Court.

Bournemouth's chairman, Eddie Mitchell, was quoted as saying the club was "handpicked' by Real Madrid, according the Guardian. The chairman then went on to characterize the fixture, which is being labeled an 'exhibition,' as a "landmark moment for the Football League."

Sounds like a win-win. Anybody have a floor to crash on in Dorset?

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