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Forward Madison cancels FC Augsburg match, hopes to re-schedule in 2021

By Forward Madison FC, 04/24/20, 9:59AM CDT

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Flamingos were set to play German Bundesliga team in May, will attempt to find new date next year

Forward Madison FC has officially canceled its exhibition game with German soccer team FC Augsburg, which was scheduled for May 23. While the game will not take place this year due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the two clubs announced  they would attempt to find a new date to play in 2021.

Fans will be able to transfer their ticket to the rescheduled 2021 match against Augsburg or another Forward Madison FC match.

FC Augsburg is one of the largest soccer clubs in Germany, boasting over 12,000 members. The Fuggerstädter have played in the Bundesliga since 2011, achieving a club-record finish of fifth place in 2015. Its players include the likes of Stephan Lichtsteiner, who won seven Italian Serie A titles with Juventus, played for Arsenal last year and has competed in three FIFA World Cups for Switzerland.

Forward Madison hosted three major exhibition games in its inaugural year, welcoming Germany’s Hertha Berlin, Mexico’s Leones Negros and Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United to Breese Stevens Field.  

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