Hammers trip down under, postponed

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WEST HAM UNITED have confirmed that their pre-season trip to Australia has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hammers were due to compete in the EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup in July, alongside Crystal Palace and A-League outfit, Brisbane Roar. However, the global crisis has seen the inaugural tournament shelved for the time being.

Speaking to www.whufc.com. Hammers boss, David Moyes, explained: “It is a real shame that we will no longer be able to make it over to Queensland this summer, however, it is the right decision to postpone given the circumstances. The players and I were really looking forward to seeing our fans and the people of Australia, especially as there was great excitement and support for the tournament.

“This is a situation that has affected the entire world, though, and the only thing that matters at this time is that people stay safe and well. We hope the tournament can be rearranged at a later date once things are back to normal, and we look forward to visiting Australia in the future.”

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Brian Jeeves

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