Sunderland confirm Real Betis friendly

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SUNDERLAND will face Spanish side Real Betis in the dress rehearsal for their Premier League campaign after the Black Cats confirmed a seventh pre-season friendly.

Betis, who finished bottom of La Liga last season, will face Sunderland at Bishop Auckland’s Heritage Park on Thursday, August 7 (kick-off 7.30pm).

The game comes four days after Sunderland return from their pre-season trip to Portugal and is likely to be their final friendly before the Premier League gets underway on August 16.

Tickets for the game are priced at £15 for adults and £5 for concessions. Purchasing details will be announced in due course.