Ajax will face English clubs Nottingham Forest FC and Derby County FC in the preparation for the 2003-2004 season. Ronald Koeman's squad will play in Nottingham on July 23 and two days later in Derby. Ajax will see more international opposition during the fifth Amsterdam Tournament on August 1 and 3 in the Amsterdam Arena.
Last year Ajax also left the continent to play Celtic and Norwich City. Ajax won in Glasgow with 3-1 and defeated Norwich City 1-0.
The first day of training for the new season is scheduled for Monday Juy 7. The traditional 'Open Day' will take place on Wednesday August 6 on youth complex 'de Toekomst'.
The preseason schedule:
12-07, 14.30 hrs: Blauw Wit - Ajax, Amsterdam
14-07, 19.30 hrs: VV De Lutte - Ajax, De Lutte
15-07, 19.30 hrs: Achilles 12 - Ajax, Hengelo
17-07, 19.30 hrs: Koninklijke UD - Ajax, Deventer
19-07, 14.30 hrs: DVS 33 - Ajax, Ermelo
23-07, 19.45 hrs: Nottingham Forest FC - Ajax, Nottingham (ENG)
25-07, 19.30 hrs: Derby County FC - Ajax, Derby (ENG)
01-08: Amsterdam Tournament, Amsterdam ArenA. 21.15 hrs: Ajax - Liverpool FC
03-08: Amsterdam Tournament, Amsterdam ArenA. 20.45 hrs: Ajax - Internazionale
06-08: Open Day, De Toekomst. 16.00 hrs: Ajax - HFC Haarlem, Amsterdam Arena