Manchester City will travel to France next month to take part in the Toulouse International Ladies Cup.
Taking place over three days between 25-27 August, Man City say the pre-season tournament will give them the ideal opportunity to test themselves against several of Europe’s elite sides ahead of the new campaign.
Champions League winners Lyon and French League runners-up Montpellier will be City’s pre-season competition, with a fourth top tier club yet to be announced.
As well as including two tournament days, the Toulouse International Ladies Cup will also have a day of activities for fans to take part in, including exclusive signing sessions with the players.
Gavin Makel, Head of Women’s Football at Manchester City told mancity.com: “The Toulouse International Ladies Cup is the perfect opportunity for Manchester City Women to not only prepare for the season ahead, but to also connect with our fans in France.
“Being able to play against some of Europe’s top clubs will give us the challenge we need to ensure we’re ready for another competitive FA WSL and Champions League season. We want to build on the success of last season and take our performance to the next level, competing in a tournament of this calibre will help us do that.”
Tara Mac Mahon, co-organiser of the Toulouse International Ladies Cup, added: “This tournament is a first of its kind in the country and will provide local and visiting fans with the opportunity to experience the excitement of watching Europe’s best women’s football clubs go head to head.”