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Marco Silva wants early test for Everton side

Blues add a friendly to preseason schedule

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road
A view of the Austrian Alps
Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images

Everton have added the sixth game of their preseason schedule and it’ll be an early test up in the beautiful Austrian Alps next weekend. The Blues will fly to Irdning to take on local side ATV Irdning at their Riesneralm Arena on Saturday 14th July, kickoff at 4pm BST (5pm local time).

Irdning is served well with transport infrastructure despite being such remote and scenic location, and has been a popular destination for training camps in the past for Real Madrid, Fulham, Red Bull Salzburg, Stoke City, AS Roma and VfB Stuttgart. England also trained here ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

The Blues are yet to schedule their seventh (and likely final) game of the preseason, a rematch with SportPesa Cup champions Gor Mahia, this time at Goodison Park.

  • Mon, 2nd July, 2018 - Everton preseason training starts
  • Sat, 14th July, 2018 - Everton at ATV Irdning (Preseason friendly)
  • Sun, 15th July, 2018 - World Cup 2018 ends
  • Wed, 18th July, 2018 - Everton at Bury FC (Preseason friendly)
  • Sat, 21st July, 2018 - Everton vs LOSC Lille (Preseason friendly, Algarve Cup, Algarve)
  • Sun, 22nd July, 2018 - Everton vs FC Porto (Preseason friendly, Algarve Cup, Algarve)
  • Thu, 26th July, 2018 - Everton at Blackburn Rovers FC (Preseason friendly)
  • Sat, 4th August, 2018 - Everton vs Valencia (Preseason friendly, Goodison Park)
  • Thu, 9th August, 2018 - Premier League Transfer Window closes
  • Sat, 11th August, 2018 - Everton at Wolverhampton Wanderers (Premier League)
  • Sat, 18th August, 2018 - Everton vs Southampton (Premier League)
  • Sat, 25th August, 2018 - Everton at AFC Bournemouth (Premier League)
  • Fri, 31st August, 2018 - FIFA Transfer Window closes.

Next weekend’s game presents the first opportunity for fans to see how the team is meshing together under new manager Marco Silva. There is no word yet if this game will be televised live, with select preseason games available for Official Members and Season Ticket holders to stream.

Earlier today, the live television schedule for the first couple of months of Premier League fixtures was released and three Blues’ games have been moved: away at Wolverhampton Wanderers, home against West Ham and away at Arsenal.