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Cherries to face Real Sociedad in friendly


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AFC Bournemouth will take on La Liga side Real Sociedad in a pre-season friendly at Vitality Stadium.

The Spanish side will visit Dorset on Saturday 30th July for a 3pm kick-off. Ticket details will be confirmed in due course.

Imanol Alguacil’s side finished in sixth position in La Liga last season, earning a Europa League qualification spot.

The match will see the return of former Cherries defender Diego Rico to Vitality Stadium.

The left-back made 84 appearances for the club between 2018 and 2021 and went on to play 26 games for Sociedad in his maiden season with the club in 2021/22.

Real Sociedad will travel to the south coast boasting the likes of Premier League legend David Silva, Swedish international Alexander Isak and Spanish maestro Mikel Oyarzabal in their squad.

Further information on the club’s pre-season schedule will be confirmed at a later date.

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