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SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR

19 Jun 2014
Tino Fernández announced on this week that Deportivo is about to close a South American tour, which will take place at the end of July involving games in Argentina and Colombia. It’s part of the World Challenge organized by the LFP.

Deportivo is planning a South American tour, the first in six years at the club. President Tino Fernández said since his arrival that the club was going to search for new sources of money and that it included to make a tour outside of Spain.

According to Radio Cadena Ser the club had the option to make a tour in Italy, but it’s more lucrative to do it in South America and the target is to visit Colombia and Argentina as part of the plan organized by the LFP. Recently La Liga is sponsoring tours, collecting the 50% of the incomes and helping to cover the expenses.

The agreement includes the TV rights with Mediapro and it’s called the LFP World Challenge. In other words the clubs are only paid to visit foreign countries instead of organizing the whole event. It was already made by the LFP in Asia after the Primera season 2013/14 ended and now the target is to do it in South America before the start of the new campaign.

Tino Fernández confirmed during a public act that Depor were in advance talks to close the South American tour and that it should take place at the end of July, It means the club will begin the pre-season training in Monforte and will later travel to South America. For now it’s commented that the plan is to play two games in Argentina and one in Colombia.

The last time Depor visited America was in 2008; at the time the team was coached by Lotina and completed a ten-day tour in Venezuela preparing the Primera season 2008/09. The Galicians played three games during this tour: 1-0 Vs. Minerva; 2-0 Vs. Marítimo Funchal and 2-4 Vs. Deportivo Táchira.

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