Chilean Primera Division side Audax Italiano have confirmed they will play host to a pre-season friendly against Perth Glory at nib Stadium on July 12.
Four-time Chilean League Champions Audax Italiano will arrive in Australia this July for international pre-season friendlies against the Newcastle Jets (July 8) and Perth Glory FC.
Perth Glory Chief Executive Officer Peter Filopoulos is delighted to welcome to Chilean first division side to the West.
“Perth Glory don’t have many opportunities in the off-season to participate in friendly matches and to be able to play a game against a quality international team such as Chilean giant, Audax Italiano FC, is a very welcome opportunity,” Club CEO, Peter Filopoulos explained.
“Audax Italiano may not be a household name in Australia, however, they are a very competitive club playing in a challenging 16 team league, so this represents a unique opportunity for us to be exposed to and interact with a club that we would not otherwise encounter,”
“This match will take place during the second week of our pre-season and will most likely provide our Members and fans with their first opportunity to witness our new recruits in the flesh against a quality opponent.”
Audax Italiano CEO, Lorenzo Antillo believes the South Americans will provide the Glory with a stern test and shouldn’t be underestimated.
“It’s not very often that a South American club visits Australia, so we want to be able to open this experience up to as many people as possible, the quality of our team and players will surprise them”, he said.
Presented by VisionMAX, Glory will face ‘Los Tanos’ at nib Stadium on Wednesday 12 July from 7:00pm, five days after the Jets square-off with the side currently sitting 7th in the 2016/17 Chilean Primera División Clausura.
Who are Audax Italiano?
• ‘Los Tanos’ hail from La Florida, just 20 kilometres south-east of the Chilean capital Santiago.
• Founded in 1910, Audax Italiano are today recognised as one of the premier development clubs in the football fervent South American nation.
• Their main rivals in the league are Unión Española (founded by Spaniards) and Palestino (founded by Palestinians).
• The side’s 2017/18 Chilean Primera División Apertura campaign is scheduled to start in late July, meaning the match will serve as crucial preparation for both teams leading into their respective seasons.
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