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Football: European champions Chelsea to make maiden trip to Indonesia in July

Published on Feb 7, 2013 9:31 PM
 
In this file photo taken on Dec 16, 2012, starting players of English Premier League team Chelsea pose for photographers prior to their 2012 Club World Cup football final match against Brazil's Corinthians at Yokohama. Chelsea will visit Indonesia for the first time in July as the final leg of their pre-season tour of Asia. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea will visit Indonesia for the first time in July as the final leg of their pre-season tour of Asia.

The European champions will face an Indonesia XI at Jakarta's 88,000-seat Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 25, following matches in Thailand and Malaysia.

Chelsea, whose website has Indonesian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and South Korean versions, have established strong links in Asia which chief executive Ron Gourlay said the club is keen to expand further.

"South-east Asia remains home to an ever-growing and passionate Chelsea FC support," he told the club's official website.

 
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