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Tottenham to play Juventus and Atletico Madrid in preseason

The ESPN FC team have become believers in Tottenham, but also think Leicester can continue to find a way under Ranieri.

Tottenham Hotspur will face Juventus and Atletico Madrid in a preseason tournament in Melbourne, Australia this summer.

Spurs, Juve and A-League club Melbourne Victory were confirmed in December for the International Champions Cup, and will be joined by Diego Simeone's La Liga high flyers.

Spurs will face Scudetto holders Juve on July 26 at 8 p.m. local time (9 a.m. UK) and Atleti on July 29 at 8 p.m. local time.

Spurs are just two points behind Premier League leaders, Leicester City.

There is a chance all three teams could head to Australia as champions of their respective leagues, with Juve currently three points clear at the top of the Serie A, Spurs two points off top of the Premier League, and second-place Atleti putting pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona, after beating city rivals Real Madrid at the weekend.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to facing his friend and compatriot Simeone.

"Diego and I started coaching at the same time," the Argentine said. "He's a good friend and great coach, I look forward to seeing him again in Melbourne.

"The announcement of Atletico as the fourth team in the Champions Cup is a great addition to this competition.

"Playing two of Europe's best teams in Melbourne will be a strong test for us. We hope to put on a great show for our fans as a way of thanking them for incredible support throughout this and every season."

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him @Dan_KP or on Facebook.


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