The current MSL leaders expected to face Europa League champions Sevilla as part of La Liga's promotional campaign in the region
BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL & FRANCISCO RIZO Follow on Twitter
Recent Europa League champions, Sevilla FC of Spain, are coming over next week for a friendly with current MSL leaders Selangor.
The match is reported to take place on Monday 26 May at 7 30pm at Selangor's home, Stadium Shah Alam, two days after their crunch match against third-placed JDT on Saturday.
The Selangor FA themselves have not officially confirmed anything, and information is gleaned from their insider, @frman123 on Twitter.
He stated that the Selangor selection will be represented by players from ATM, PKNS, and Sime Darby, as well as their own players.
Among the players whom Sevilla have listed for the tour are Javi Varas, Sergio Rico, Mode, Israel Puerto, Moi, Coke, Diogo, Fazio, Alberto Moreno, Fernando Navarro, Nico Pareja, Daniel Carriço, Piotr Trochowski, Vicente Iborra, Cotán, Vitolo, Chelsea loanee Marko Marin, Jairo Samperio and former Arsenal forward Jose Reyes.
The Spanish side will be without the services of Ivan Rakitic, Beto and Carlos Bacca due to their World Cup preparations while Kevin Gameiro is out injured.
The report on their website states that they will also play Indonesia's Pelita Bandung on Monday. The matches are part of the LFP World Challenge, a series of promotional events held to commemorate the 85th anniversary of LFP (La Liga and Liga Adelante).
Goal understands that these matches were organized by La Liga president, Javier Tebas, and his aim is promote Spanish football in Asia.
Sevilla FC were crowned the winner of the 2013/14 Europa League last week, after beating Benfica 4-2 on penalty, and finished the recently concluded 2013/14 La Liga at fifth. Selangor meanwhile are five points clear at the top of the Malaysian Super League, with six matches to go.