Coventry City to play La Liga opposition as Spain camp revealed

Coventry City are set to kick-off their pre-season programme of friendly fixtures against Spanish top flight opposition.

The Sky Blues are in their second week of work at their Ryton training ground after reporting back for duty on July 1, and are understood to be heading out to Spain at the weekend for a week-long camp, culminating in a warm-up match against Getafe CF who finished mid-table in the Spanish Primera Liga last season.

The La Liga side posted on their social media platform X that they are due to play Mark Robins’ men a week on Friday (July 19) with a 7pm kick-off (6pm UK time). This has now been confirmed by Coventry City.

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The match is scheduled to be played at the Oliva Nova Sport Center in Valencia, and has now been confirmed as being played behind closed doors. However, Getafe say that it will be streamed on YouTube here.

The official Getafe CF post reads: First Friendly Match of the 24/25 season is confirmed! See you soon, @Coventry_City friends.

City are due to return for their first domestic friendly on the weekend of July 20/21.

Stevenage (A)

City’s first scheduled domestic warm-up game is a trip to League One Stevenage on Tuesday, July 23 (7pm) at the Lamex Stadium. It’s not clear at this stage whether Mark Robins will add another fixture in before that. But if there is another added, it’s likely to be an away game.

SV Darmstadt 98 (A)

Next up will be a flight out to Germany to take on a team who were relegated from the Bundesliga last season. The Sky Blue Army are invited to the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor, Darmstadt, on Saturday, July 27, for what is expected to be an early afternoon kick-off. Ticket details are yet to be announced, but up to 1,000 fans are expected to make the journey, with many having already booked flights and hotel accommodation.

Everton (H)

This year sees a welcome return to pre-season fixtures at the CBS Arena, beginning with a high-profile clash with Premier League opposition and an opportunity to test City’s mettle. The game takes place on Tuesday, July 30 with kick-off at 7.45pm.

SV Werder Bremen (H)

And finally, Robins’ men will host four-time German champions Werder Bremen on Saturday, August 3 with the game to kick-off at 3pm at the CBS Arena. The visitors finished ninth in the Bundesliga last season and just missed out on European football on goal difference, so will provide a really stern test for the Sky Blues who should be in tip-top shape by then, with just a week to go until the season starts at Stoke City.

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