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Details so far for Baggies trip to Arnhem

HERE's everything we can tell you so far about Albion’s pre-season trip to Holland for next month's international four-team tournament.


The tournament will be contested between some choice European opposition for the Baggies - hosts Vitesse Arnhem, Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven and 27-time Portuguese Primeira Liga winners FC Porto.


All the games will be played at the GelreDome, Batavierenweg.

The 25,000 all-seater stadium was built in 1998 and hosted EURO 2000 group stage fxtures.

It features a retractable roof, slideable hybrid pitch and a climate control system.

Arnhem is around 100km south-east of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and can be accessed easily by road or rail.

KLM and Flybe operate regular flights to Schiphol from Birmingham.


Thursday, July 21

18:30 – Vitesse Arnhem v Albion

21:00 – PSV Eindhoven v FC Porto

Saturday, July 23

15:30 – Vitesse Arnhem v FC Porto

18:00 – PSV Eindhoven v Albion

Tickets news, both cost and how they can be purchased, will be made available to fans as soon as we have details from the tournament organisers. 


Each game will be 90 minutes long (no surprises there!)

Three points will be awarded for a win, one point for a draw and none for a loss (sound familiar?)

An additional point is awarded for every goal scored (now, there is something new).

Should teams be level on points the winner will be decided in the following order:

1. Number of goals scored

2. Goal difference

3. If the teams played each other, the winner of that game

4. Should there still be no clear winner the team with the highest number of domestic players wins 


In case you were wondering, matches will be with a Derbystar football.