Huddersfield Town to face sides from Germany, Italy and Cyprus during Austrian tour

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN have announced friendlies against sides from the Bundesliga.2, Serie A and the Cypriot First Division during their forthcoming Austrian tour.

Town kick off with a fixture against Aris Limassol at St Ulrich on Monday, July 22 (6pm kick-off).

Aris completed in the Champions League and Europa League in 2023-24 after winning the top-flight title in Cyprus for the first time in the previous season.

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Michael Duff’s side then face German outfit Hertha Berlin in Kossen on Thursday, July 25. The game kicks off at 1pm.

Huddersfield Town head coach Michael Duff, pictured during their opening friendly at non-league neighbours AFC Emley. Picture: Tony Johnson.Huddersfield Town head coach Michael Duff, pictured during their opening friendly at non-league neighbours AFC Emley. Picture: Tony Johnson.
Huddersfield Town head coach Michael Duff, pictured during their opening friendly at non-league neighbours AFC Emley. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Huddersfield then take the field against Italian outfit US Leece three days later on Sunday, July 28 (2.30pm). The game will be played in Jenbach.

Lecce, who finished 14th in Serie A last season, are in their second consecutive campaign back in the Italian top flight.

Town head coach Duff commented: “It’s exciting to see these games now confirmed and the tour as a whole is a real opportunity for us to work closely together right before the start of the season to ensure we’re all on the same page and in the best collective condition and shared mentality possible.

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"Three really tough opponents, that’s exactly what we wanted to test ourselves against.

"Each from their own league with their own particular way of competing, we will need to find ways to play our game against them all and that’s a great hurdle to try and jump with a challenging season to come where similar questions will be asked of us.

"Getting meaningful minutes into our legs, working together at close quarters and starting to ramp up our intensity before the opener against Peterborough United, this period in Austria could prove to be really important for us, and we will ensure that the work is put in to help it be exactly that.”

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