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Fri , 19 Apr 2019



MANCHESTER TO PLAY JUVENTUS IN KOLKATA ON AUG. 1

English giants Manchester United and Series A champions Juventus are all set to make their maiden appearance on Indian soil at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium on August 1. West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra on Tuesday indicated that talks with the representatives of both the clubs were in the final stages and August 1 has been set as the tentative date for the match.

However, the All India Football Federation said that it has not been consulted for the proposed marquee match.

After playing host to Lionel Messi and Argentina last year, Kolkata can expect to see Wayne Rooney and his Red Devils take on the Old Lady of Turin that has Gianluigi Buffon as one of its star players.

Though Manchester United lost the premiership this year to City, they remain one of the world's most popular clubs.

Juventus, on the other hand, have been mired in fixing allegations with Buffon himself being probed for illegal betting.
Experts from Manchester United had already inspected the Salt Lake ground and found the facilities adequate to host an international match.