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Schalke 04 to play Guangzhou Evergrande, R&F

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-06-21 15:18

Schalke 04 to play Guangzhou Evergrande, R&F

File photo shows FC Schalke 04 vs Real Madrid during the Football Champions League on Feb 26, 2014. [Photo/IC]

GUANGZHOU - Schalke 04 will play two friendly games in China against Guangzhou Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F, the games' organizer said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Schalke 04, who finished fifth at last year's German Bundesliga, will play Guangzhou R&F on July 5 and Chinese Super league champions Guangzhou Evergrande on July 7, according to the organizer.

The organizer said Schalke's star players including Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Argentinian international Franco Di Santo and Japanese defender Atsuto Uchida had already confirmed to play.

"Schalke 04 are a very strong side with many international players. It will be a very good opportunity for us to promote Guangzhou and Chinese soccer," said Guangzhou R&F coach Dragan Stojkovic.

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