Goa’s football team for Hero ISL 4 is slated to travel to Murcia and Spain for the pre-season matches, which are going to be played in October 2017. The team will fly to the western countries on 7th October. The 27-member squad will play practice matches against the local FCs.
Talking about the tour, FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera said that it will be the significant part of their team’s preparations ahead of the fourth season of the Hero Indian Super League.
“We are training in some of the best facilities and this will stand the team in good stead come the season,” said Lobera – the former Barcelona assistant coach.
According to the planned schedule for the pre-season matches in overseas, FC Goa is going to play friendlies against FC Cartagena, Mar Menor FC and UCAM Murcia CF.
The 27-man team will also play some matches against Lorca FC, former La Liga side Real Murcia and Almeria FC. After playing these games in foreign countries, the team will return to Goa on October 27, 2017.
The fourth edition of Hero Indian Super League is scheduled to begin on 17th November this year. FC Goa will confront with Chennaiyin FC in its first game of this league. The match will be played on 19th November at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, which is situated in Chennai.