Atletico confirm Central America tour

Atletico Madrid have announced two friendlies in Central America for early August as part of their pre-season preparations.

The club’s official website confirmed the first will take place on August 1 against Atletico Nacional de Medellin at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot in Colombia, with Los Rojiblancos then travelling to Costa Rica to face Deportivo Sarprissa de San Jose three days later in the Estadio Ricardo Sarprissa Ayma.

It is not the first time Atletico have been to the region since the end of the 2011-12 season, having visited Colombia in May for games against Millonarios, America de Cali and Atletico Huila.

Diego Simeone’s men kick off the new La Liga campaign when they meet last term’s surprise package Levante at the Ciutat de Valencia on the weekend of August 18-19. 

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