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A.C. Milan, Cruzeiro On Tap for Foxboro Friendly

Following months of speculation surrounding a potential summertime friendly, the Revolution announced on Thursday that Italian powerhouse AC Milan and popular Brazilian side Cruzeiro Esporte Clube will meet on Aug. 4 at Gillette Stadium.

Kick off for the friendly is set for 4:30pm and will precede the Revolution’s conference clash with Sporting K.C. at 7:30pm.

The mid-summer exhibition welcomes back two squads have visited Foxboro in recent years. In 2009, Milan fell to Internazionale 2-0 in front of 42,531 fans on Jul. 26 as part of the inaugural World Football Challenge. On Jul. 24, 2005, Milan met Chelsea, who defeated the Italian giants 1-0 in front of 26,208 fans.

For Cruzeiro, it’ll be their second trip to Gillette since a Jun. 13 friendly against the Revolution, whom they beat 3-0 in front of a crowd of 12,160.

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