La Liga has confirmed Kochi will host India’s first ever International pre-season tournament called Toyota Yaris LaLiga World which will be held in Kochi with Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC, A-League’s Melbourne City FC and Girona FC from LaLiga starting on 24th July.
The tournament is backed by La Liga to market itself around the world LaLiga Ambassador and Spain Football Legend, Fernando Morientes, who unveiled the tournament trophy, speaking on behalf of LaLiga said “It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of such a historic moment. Pre-season tournaments are the best preparatory ground for a club to prepare for the season ahead. I remember how playing pre-season friendlies helped me identify the areas that I needed to work upon and be better prepared. I would like to wish all the very best to all participants and am looking forward to a closely-contested tournament.”