To be shown free of charge on FCA TV
FC Augsburg had originally organised two friendlies whilst at their training camp in Scheffau, Austria. Following Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to SK Dynamo České Budějovice in Kössen, the team were initially scheduled to play against Qatari side Al Duhail SC on Sunday. However, FCA have taken the decision to cancel this fixture, as an alternative has been found in Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04. This alternative match will be played on Sunday 17th July in Mittersill, where the Royal Blues are currently completing their training camp, and will kick off at 16:30 CEST.
“We were aware of the nuances of playing a pre-season match against a Qatari club, but Schalke 04 have come up as an alternative opponent at short notice, so we have sent a message and cancelled the game against Al Duhail,” said Stefan Reuter, director of sport at FC Augsburg. The friendly against FC Schalke 04 will be shown free of charge for all fans on FCA TV, and there will be a match report published on fcaugsburg.de shortly after full-time.