Real Madrid would be visiting China for their pre-season games. There they would play Guangzhou Evergrande on August 3, 2011 and Tianjin Teda on August 6, 2011. This would be Real Madrid’s second visit to China after they had visited the country back in 2005.
In the announcement Emilio Butragueno said:
We will bring our finest players to China because head coah Jose Mourinho will do the final inspection on the team in matches against Guangzhou Evergrande and Tianjin Taida in August. After that the new season will be underway.
Both the two cities have good atmosphere, and the two teams eye international fame. Real are honored to play against them.
We keep going in for youth and vulnerable. Real Madrid have opened more than 150 sports schools for them all over the world. Now in China, we start from Guangzhou
Real would reach China on August 1. Here is a promotional video of the visit featuring Xabi Alonso, Kaka, Mourinho and Cristiano: