Phiri's Brondby to face Liverpool


The Danish side, who will host the Reds in Copenhagen, have started their preparations for the new campaign with a camp in Germany.

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Phiri on Sunday played 20 minutes in Brondby's goalless draw with Russian giants Spartak Moscow before yesterday contesting the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 friendly win over Chemnitzer FC. Brondby notably fielded a team with an average age of 20.5 years against the Bundesliga II outfit.

Arsenal hold the record for using the youngest team - with an average age of 20.9 - in official European competition during a Champions League first-round match versus Olympiacos in Athens on 9 December 2009.

Germany fielded the youngest team in international footballing history when they played a preparatory match against Poland on 13 May this year. The average age of their line-up was 21.45 - bettering the 21.5 mark set in a tie against Switzerland in 1908.


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