AFC Bournemouth have added a home fixture against Italian side Napoli to their pre-season schedule.
Napoli finished third in Serie A last season, along with reaching the last 16 round of the UEFA Champions League.
They will visit Dean Court on Sunday 6th August, with a 7.30pm kick off time.
The addition of the Italian outfit, sees the Cherries take on a team from yet another European nation, following fixtures against Portuguese side Estoril in Marbella, Spain on Saturday 15th July.
Then Spanish La Liga side Valencia visit Dean Court on Sunday 30th July.
AFC Bournemouth will also face League Two champions Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday 22nd July, Championship side Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday 29th July and travel the short distance to Huish Park to face Yeovil Town on Wednesday 2nd August.
Audenshaw Cherry wrote…
I went to a pre-season friendly, six or seven years ago, at Napoli (v Regiana) with my wife and two boys.
We were intrigued to see the fire brigade waiting outside the ground before the match (and then inside on the running track). We were also somewhat surprised to see many of the seats with burn marks or almost burned out completely. However, all became clear when the players came out. Flares rained down onto the pitch and it was obviously the fire brigade’s job to put the fires out quickly.
We were sat amongst the Napoli fans. They were happy to chat to us, as I think we were a novelty. Half way through the first half a chap, I had been talking to, calmly stood up and threw a full bottle of liquid down on to the pitch. He missed the liner by inches. There appeared to be no reason for him to do it. It was just sport.
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