Football: Atletico to join Juventus, Spurs in Australia

Atletico Madrid celebrates after a 2-0 lead during a match against Real Sociedad on March 1, 2016.
Atletico Madrid celebrates after a 2-0 lead during a match against Real Sociedad on March 1, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

(AFP) - Spanish giants Atletico Madrid were unveiled as the fourth side to play in this year's International Champions Cup in Australia, joining Italian champions Juventus and England's Tottenham Hotspur.

Melbourne Victory will also compete in the Australian leg of the global pre-season club competition at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in July.

"This competition will form a key part of our pre-season training and will be a great opportunity for me to put my players through their paces ahead of the new season," said Atletico coach Diego Simeone.

The tournament debuted last year with a total of 221,000 fans at the MCG across the event week to watch Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma.