- Title: Atletico Madrid arrives to play friendly in Toluca
- Date: 25th July 2017
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF ATLETICO MADRID TEAM TRAINING ATLETICO MADRID MANAGER DIEGO SIMEONE DIRECTING PLAYERS FORWARD FERNANDO TORRES PACING AT PRACTICE GENERAL VIEW OF PLAYERS TRAINING PLAYERS KICKING BALL TO EACH OTHER FORWARD ANTOINE GRIEZMANN DURING TRAINING PLAYERS KICKING BALL TO EACH OTHER AND RUNNING PLAYERS PASSING BALL BACK AND FORTH SIMEONE GIVING DIRECTIONS TO PLAYERS PLAYERS PASSING BALL TO EACH OTHER (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DEFENDER, JUANFRAN, SAYING: "Well, we know that they (Toluca club) were tied at zero during last year's championship like us in the first match of the season. What we have is that we compete well, we go for victory from the get go." GENERAL VIEW OF PLAYERS IN CIRCLE WITH ONE SOCCER PLAYER IN THE MIDDLE TRYING TO GET CONTROL OF BALL PLAYER TRYING TO INTERCEPT CONTROL OF BALL BEING PASSED AROUND CLOSE SHOT OF GRIEZMANN WATCHING THE BALL PLAYER KICKING BALL OUT OF CIRCLE GRIEZMANN IN CENTRE OF CIRCLE TRYING TO GET CONTROL OF BALL (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DEFENDER, JUANFRAN, SAYING: "Regarding our level, we will give it our all on the field. We run, run, run and work, that is the best thing we do. We compete well and that is why we are one of the best in Europe, one of the best in Spain. We hope that it is a good game and that people in the stadium enjoy it, that Toluca fans enjoy it since it's their centenary." PLAYERS IN PRACTICE JERSEYS DURING TRAINING PLAYER MAKING A SHOT ON GOAL DURING TRAINING GOALKEEPER SAVING BALL DURING TRAINING AND ANOTHER PLAYER DRIBBLING BALL
- Embargoed: 8th August 2017 15:47
- Keywords: games soccer football Atletico Madrid players sport teams futbol competition sports
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R7S18F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Spain's Atletico Madrid hit the training field in Mexico on Monday (July 24) ahead of a pre-season friendly against local club Toluca.
The Spanish club was invited to play against Toluca as part of centenary celebrations for the Mexican team. In attendance in Mexico are stars Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres. And the match is proving to be a boon for Toluca, with a sold-out capacity crowd expected at the Nemesio Diez stadium.
Atletico Madrid has shown an increasing interest in Mexico's first division league. Recently it invested in Mexican club Atletico San Luis and it hopes its upcoming Toluca match will help expand its international brand.
Atletico Madrid and Toluca face off on July 25.
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