Melbourne City arrives for Toyota Yaris La Liga World tourney

Melbourne City will play its first match on the tour on July 24, against the host Kerala Blasters.

The Melbourne City FC players were given a traditional welcome on their arrival.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The Melbourne City FC, which landed here on Thursday for the Toyota Yaris La Liga World pre-season football tournament starting at the Nehru Stadium on July 24, was given a warm welcome on its arrival in Kochi.

The Australian A-League club, led by Scott Jameison and which has Warren Joyce as the head coach, had a small training session here today.

Read: Girona FC’s top players to play in Kochi

Melbourne City will play host Kerala Blasters FC in the first fixture of the three-team tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday. Spain’s La Liga club Girona FC will be arriving here early next week.

Games in the three-match tournament, which runs till July 28, will start at 7 p.m.

The Melbourne City squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Bouzanis, James Delianov, Eugene Galekovic
Defenders: Scott Jameison (captain), Bart Schenkeveld, Harrison Delbridge, Dylan Pierias, Mitchell Graham, Nathaniel Atkinson
Midfielders: Connor Metcalfe, Luke Brattan, Osama Malik, Dario Vidosic, Anthony Caceres, Riley McGree, Lachlan Wales, Joshua Cavallo, Ramy Najjarine, Iacopo La Rocca, Anthony Lesiotis Forwards: Michael O’Halloran, Bruno Fornaroli, Gianluca Iannuci, Moudi Najjar.

Fixtures (7 p.m. kickoff): July 24 – Kerala Blasters vs Melbourne City, July 27: Girona FC vs Melbourne City, July 28: Kerala Blasters vs Girona.

 

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