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West Ham to tour Austria

austria West Ham’w first-team will travel to Austria for a pre-season training camp. Up first, the Hammers face Czech First League side FC Slovacko on Tuesday 19 July, kick off 6pm in Rohrbach.

Hailing from the Uherské Hradiště region of the Czech Republic, FC Slovacko finished eighth last term and the Czech outfit will be doing all they can to prepare for a tough opening day fixture away at giants Sparta Prague.

The next day, Wednesday 20 July, the Hammers will then face Russian side Rubin Kazan, kick off 6pm in Krottendorf.

Having tasted success in 2012 by winning the Russian Cup, they finished 10th in the Russian Premier League.

Before attentions turn to the Europa League third qualifying round first leg on Thursday 28 July, the Hammers’ final pre-season fixture of the tour is against Slaven Bilic’s former side Karlsruher SC.

Prior to joining the Hammers in 1996, Bilic spent three years with the German outfit, captaining the side to the UEFA Cup semi-finals in his first season with the Club.

Based in southwest Germany, KSC, who are aiming for promotion, will be renewing their tensions with local rivals VfB Stuttgart following their relegation from the Bundesliga last term.

Kick off in Kapfenberg on Saturday 23 July is 5pm.

Ticket information will be available on whufc.com shortly.

Austria pre-season fixtures:

19 July v FC Slovacko, 18.00, Rohrbach
20 July v Rubin Kazan, 18.00, Krottendorf
23 July v Karlsruher SC, 17.00, Kapfenberg

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One comment on “West Ham to tour Austria

  1. Another pointless trip abroad to play lower league teams risking injuries. We could stay in england & play games like these.

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