West Ham United are pleased to confirm Spanish club RC Deportivo La Coruna will provide the opposition in the traditional curtain-raiser to the new season on Saturday 7 August.
The 3pm match, which will be new manager Avram Grant's first at the Boleyn Ground, was finalised on Friday.
Deportivo, who finshed tenth in La Liga last term, have enjoyed an illustrious recent history, winning the Spanish title for the first time in their history in 2000 and finishing as runners-up in each of the following two seasons.
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The Galician club, who reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 2003/04, boast a number of experienced players who will be familiar to West Ham fans.
Right-back and captain Manuel Pablo and midfield playmaker Juan Carlos Valeron are both veterans of Deportivo's title success of a decade ago, left winger Andres Guardado is in Mexico's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad, while goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia, midfielder Sergio and striker Mista have all played for Spain.
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The visit of Deportivo will represent the second by a Spanish club in three years after Villarreal CF came to the Boleyn Ground in 2008.
The prestige pre-season opener at the Boleyn Ground has attracted a host of leading clubs in recent years including PSV Eindhoven (2-1, 2003), Anderlecht (4-4, Anderlecht win 5-4 on penalties, 2004), Osasuna (1-1, 2005), Olympiakos (1-1, 2006), AS Roma (2-1, 2007), Villarreal CF (1-1, 2008) and SSC Napoli (0-1, 2009).
Last season, the Hammers were narrowly beaten by Roberto Donadoni's side, with Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella scoring his first goal for the club with a superb 78th-minute header.
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