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Manchester City will play Melbourne City ahead of dates with Real Madrid and AS Roma

It was announced Wednesday Man City would play sister club Melbourne City ahead of the International Champions Cup in Australia.
Manuel Pellegrini managed Manchester City to a runners-up finish in the Premier League in 2014/15. Oli Scarff / AFP
Manuel Pellegrini managed Manchester City to a runners-up finish in the Premier League in 2014/15. Oli Scarff / AFP

Manchester City will play sister club Melbourne City next month as a warm-up to the International Champions Cup, which also features Real Madrid and AS Roma, it was announced Wednesday.

The Premier League runners-up face Melbourne City, a club they own, on July 18 on the Gold Coast, which will be their base for an 11-day training camp ahead of the triangular tournament in Melbourne.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be welcoming our sister club Manchester City FC to Australia and indeed to be playing against them in a historic game at Cbus Super Stadium,” Melbourne City chief Scott Munn said.

“As an A-League Club well acquainted with the area having played here several times, we know that the facilities on offer in the Gold Coast are second to none and this opportunity is a fantastic way for both teams to get ready for our respective seasons ahead.”

The International Champions Cup will be played at the 100,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground from July 18-24.

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Updated: June 24, 2015 04:00 AM

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