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Bayern and Barça to contest Uli Hoeneß Cup

The pre-season period ahead of the 2013/14 campaign will include a very special highlight in July when FC Barcelona visit the Allianz Arena. The leading Spanish club and FC Bayern agreed in principle some time ago to stage a friendly match in the summer of 2013 as part of the build-up to the new season.

Now, while attending the European Club Association (ECA) general assembly in Qatar, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Barcelona president Sandro Rosell have settled the details of the match, to be played on Wednesday 24 July 2013 at the Allianz Arena.

The prestige friendly was promised to Bayern president Uli Hoeneß on the occasion of his 60th birthday as a belated farewell match. All proceeds from the Uli Hoeneß Cup will be donated by Hoeneß to charity.

Uli Hoeneß commented: “I’m really looking forward to this match. I’d like to thank the board of directors for this 60th birthday gift. I’m especially pleased I’ll be able to support social and community projects with the proceeds.“ will publish further information, including the kick-off time and ticketing details, as soon as it becomes available.