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International Cup ties confirmed

Dates and venues for the games against Hertha, Benfica and Newcastle are confirmed

12 August 2019

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Rovers are pleased to confirm the dates and venues for our forthcoming fixtures in this season’s Premier League International Cup.

Rovers Under-23s are participating in the prestigious tournament for the first time and have been drawn in Group C along with Hertha Berlin (Germany), SL Benfica (Portugal) and Newcastle United.

Details for the games are as follows:

  • Rovers v Hertha BSC
    Ewood Park
    Friday November 15th, 2019
    Kick-off 7pm

  • Rovers v SL Benfica
    Lancashire FA County Ground, Leyland
    Monday November 25th, 2019
    Kick-off 7pm

  • Newcastle United v Rovers
    Northumberland FA, Whitley Park
    Friday December 20th, 2019
    Kick-off 7pm

The format of the competition sees six groups of four clubs, made up of two English teams and two from overseas.

Teams play each other once, with the six group winners and two best-placed runners-up qualifying for the quarter-finals, which will take place in the New Year.

Rovers supporters are reminded that the Under-23s kick-off their Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign at home to Arsenal tonight. Kick-off at the LFA County Ground in Leyland is at 7pm. It is free entry for season ticket holders, otherwise admission is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

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