Tottenham Hotspur have announced they will play a pre-season friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday August 6th.
The fixture which will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is dedicated to the people of Ukraine and will raise funds for Shakhtar’s charitable foundation, in support of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine as a result of the armed conflict with Russia.
Tottenham’s other three pre-season fixtures are taking place in Australia, Singapore and Thailand with the match against the 14-time Ukrainian champions representing the first opportunity for supporters to see Ange Postecoglou‘s new-look side in action in north London.
Spurs confirm pre-season fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk
Spurs will make a financial contribution and an additional donation of net proceeds from ticket sales to ‘Shakhtar Social’, which has provided financial support, humanitarian and medical assistance to children and families across Ukraine since the war broke out last year.
Supporters will be hoping to see some of the club’s new signings including goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, who joined yesterday from Empoli while James Maddison is set to join Spurs from Leicester City.
Postecoglou said ahead of the match: “Shakhtar is a side that delivers domestic success on a consistent basis and will provide a perfect test for us ahead of the new season.
“However, as we all know, this match represents so much more than football – it’s an opportunity for everyone at the Club and our fans to come together in showing support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine during unimaginably difficult times.
“It promises to be a special occasion, for me personally, as it will be my first time in front of our home fans, and for the world to once again see how football has the unique ability to unite people in support of good causes.”
Tickets for the Shakhtar match will be priced as follows:
- Adults: £25
- Juniors (under-18): £5
- Family package (2 adults, 2 juniors): £50
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