Juventus’ friendly with Atletico Madrid cancelled amid security fears in Israel

The two clubs were due to play in Tel Aviv on Sunday

Juventus and Atletico Madrid have decided against playing a friendly in Tel Aviv that was scheduled to take place on Sunday evening.

The two European heavyweights released a joint statement a day before the game was due to go ahead, explaining that the game at the Bloomfield Stadium has been called off.

The full statement read: “Due to the current security situation, Comtec Group (match promoter), Juventus and Atl├ętico de Madrid announce that the friendly game between the two teams that was to take place in Israel this Sunday 7 August at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, has been cancelled.”

The friendly was due to bring an end to both Juventus and Atletico’s pre-season preparations ahead of the start of the Serie A and La Liga campaigns next weekend.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side will begin their campaign by hosting Sassuolo on Monday, August 15 while their Spanish opponents visit Getafe on the same evening.