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Watford to host sister club Udinese in friendly

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Watford will welcome Serie A side Udinese to Vicarage Road for a pre-season friendly on August 2nd, reports the Watford Observer.

The Hornets and the Italian club are both owned by Italian businessman Giampaolo Pozzo.

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Pozzo bought Watford in June 2012

The English club have benefited in recent seasons by signing players such as Diego Fabbrini, Davide Faraoni and Gabriele Angella from the Serie A side.

The fixture will be played one week before the new Sky Bet Championship season starts and the club will be hoping for a sell out at Vicarage road.

Last year Watford welcomed another Pozzo owned club for a pre-season friendly, Spanish club Granada.

The Italian bought Udinese in July 1986 but things didn’t start well for Pozzo. After a betting scandal, the team was demoted to Serie B and had a nine point deduction on their return to Serie A after winning promotion the following season.


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