25 Preseason Friendlies You Need to Watch and Why

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25 Preseason Friendlies You Need to Watch and Why
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Pre-season has begun with clubs preparing their tactics and squads for the new campaign. Friendlies present managers with the opportunity to test out new systems and new players they may have bought during the summer.

There are many unattractive fixtures in the coming weeks that aren't too appealing for neutral supporters, but there are a large selection of games that are sure to provide some early fireworks to ready everyone for the new season.

For many games being played in the next few weeks, big clubs around Europe have been pitted against each other, as the respective hierarchy are looking to fill out their stadiums to boost finances, which means getting in touch with popular sides and convincing them to play friendlies that will attract a lot of attention and attendance.

So, in chronological order, what are the 25 preseason friendlies you need to watch this summer?

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