Post by Everton News. on Jun 12, 2019 15:53:47 GMT
Everton will play matches against top-flight European opposition AS Monaco and SV Werder Bremen as preparation for the new 2019-20 Premier League season.
The Blues have today confirmed four more fixtures as part of the first-team’s pre-season schedule, which also includes games against Swiss top division team FC Sion and Wigan Athletic.
Everton begin pre-season with the ground-breaking trip to Kenya, where they will face Kariobangi Sharks in the SportPesa Trophy in Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium on Sunday 7 July (4pm kick-off local time/2pm UK time).
After returning from East Africa, Marco Silva will then take his squad to Switzerland for a training camp which includes two matches, against FC Sion and AS Monaco, both taking place in Bagnes.
The Blues play Swiss Super League side FC Sion on Sunday 14 July (kick-off time TBC), followed by a meeting with French Ligue 1 club AS Monaco on Friday 19 July (kick-off time TBC).
Everton will return home to face Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Wednesday 24 July (7.45pm kick-off).
Marco Silva’s side will also compete in a European tournament over the weekend of 27-28 July, with further details to be confirmed later this week.
Everton will travel to Germany a week before the start of the Premier League season for a friendly against Werder Bremen, which is being played at the Weserstadion on Saturday 3 August (3pm kick-off local time/2pm UK time).
Werder Bremen finished eighth in the Bundesliga last season and have former Blues midfielder Davy Klaassen amongst their ranks.
Ticket information for each fixture will be confirmed on evertonfc.com in due course.
2019 pre-season schedule: Kariobangi Sharks - Sunday 7 July FC Sion - Sunday 14 July AS Monaco - Friday 19 July Wigan Athletic - Wednesday 24 July Werder Bremen - Saturday 3 August
Davy Klaassen will face some of his former teammates when Werder play FC Everton
The opponents for the friendly to mark Fans’ Day on 3rd August 2019 are set, and once again will bring a certain international flair. Werder will face English side FC Everton at home in the Weser-Stadion.
Like in previous years, Werder will mark their pre-season with a friendly against a club from England’s top flight. FC Everton are without a doubt amongst the most renowned clubs in England. The Toffees have won nine Premier League titles, five FA Cups and, just like Werder, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Everton finished this past season in eighth place in the Premier League and just missed out qualifying for Europe. The last time Werder faced Everton was nearly eight years ago. Werder were the winners during a friendly ahead of the 2011/12 season thanks to a goal from Sandro Wagner.
Fans’ Day will officially start at 13:00 CEST, with the friendly set to kick off later that afternoon (15:00 CEST). Tickets will be available as of 17th June 2019 online at werder.de, at the ticket centre in the Weser-Stadion or per telephone at 0421 - 43 45 90.
Marco Silva will take his Everton squad to Germany in pre-season to participate in The Opel Cup, alongside FSV Mainz 05 and FC Sevilla.
The three-team mini-tournament will be held on Saturday 27 July at the 34,000-capacity Opel Arena in Mainz.
The two matches are the latest to be added to the Blues’ pre-season schedule, which already includes fixtures against Kariobangi Sharks (Sunday 7 July), FC Sion (Sunday 14 July), AS Monaco (Friday 19 July) and Wigan Athletic (Wednesday 24 July).
Everton will also return to Germany the weekend following The Opel Cup to face Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion on Saturday 3 August – seven days before the Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday 10 August.
The format of The Opel Cup will see Everton play both FSV Mainz 05 and FC Sevilla on the same day, with each match lasting 60 minutes (kick-off times TBC).
Tournament hosts FSV Mainz 05 finished 12th in the German Bundesliga last season, while five-time Europa League winners FC Sevilla – who Everton faced at Goodison Park in the pre-season of 2017 – secured sixth place in Spain’s La Liga in 2018-19.