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West Ham to face Juventus in opening Olympic Stadium clash

West Ham will host Juventus for the opening fixture at their new Olympic Stadium home.

The Serie A champions will face Slaven Bilic’s side on August 7 in a Betway Cup pre-season match, following a ceremony to celebrate the inaugural match at the ground.

“We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United’s history by welcoming one of the world’s biggest clubs to our fantastic new home,” joint-chairman David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement.

“It was always our intention to open the new 60,000-capacity stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a fixture fitting of the occasion, and the visit of the reigning Italian champions Juventus is most certainly that.

“We are hugely excited and honoured by this wonderful opening fixture against a historic club which shares many of the values we cherish here at West Ham.”

Manager Bilic added: “We hope this will be the first of many games against Europe’s top sides at our new home as we begin the journey of turning West Ham United into a team capable of competing with the best teams from across the continent.

“I know my staff and players are very excited about what next season has in store.”

Mon 25 Apr, 2016
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