Just two days after Juventus' 2014-15 season came to an end, we're finding out plans for the 2015-16 campaign. So in case you were wondering where you were going to get your non-transfer rumors Juventus fix before the next Serie A season gets underway, well then the following news will give you warm fuzzies inside.
Juventus have announced their schedule for their preseason preparations before the 2015-16 campaign gets going. It will involve nearly two weeks of training as a squad before trips to Switzerland and France for preseason friendlies against Borussia Dortmund and Marseille, respectively. Sounds like a nice little test and summer trip — or two — to me.
Here's the official wording from juventus.com:
Despite Juventus' campaign only concluding over the weekend, plans are already in place for the 2015/16 term, with pre-season training set to begin on Thursday 16 July.
Massimiliano Allegri and his backroom staff will welcome back the non-international contingent on the Thursday, while those involved with their respective nations in friendlies and qualifiers are expected to return on 20 July. Meanwhile the South American players, who will figure in this summer's Copa America, are due back a week later.
Supporters will not have to wait long to see the Bianconeri in action as the first exhibition match, against Borussia Dortmund, is set to take place at FC St. Gallen's AFG Arena on Saturday 25 July in Switzerland.
Seven days later, Allegri's charges will travel to the south of France and face Ligue 1 outfit Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.
So, just in case you want to gloss over those three paragraphs and check out the schedule, here you go...
Saturday 25 July: Juventus v Borussia Dortmund, AFG Arena, kick-off 19.05 CEST.
Saturday 1 August: Juventus v Marseille, Stade Velodrome, kick-off 21.00 CEST.
Like said above, Juventus will be seeing players slowly filter in throughout the early part of preseason training because of the various international obligations they have. The good thing is, we'll get to see Paulo Dybala report to preseason training on time since he is not part of Argentina's Copa America squad, while hopefully a couple of Argentinians are following their new teammate to Turin shortly thereafter.
All of this is in preparation for the Supercopa on Aug. 8 against Lazio and the subsequent late-August start to the Serie A campaign just a little over two months from now. And luckily for us, we don't have to worry about Juventus doing any of these crazy Champions League qualifiers.