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Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid will play in Audi Cup this summer

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Another team will be announced soon.

Audi Cup 2017 Hologram Press Conference Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Bayern Munich held a press conference to announce the 2017 Audi Cup this summer. Liverpool and Atletico Madrid will be joining Bayern at the Allianz Arena in August. A fourth team will be announced later.

However, this wasn’t your standard press conference. Jürgen Klopp and Diego Simeone joined the press conference via hologram. You can watch the full press conference here.

The fourth team could be anyone. The statement on Bayern’s write up of the press conference is a bit odd/specific.

The fourth participant will be announced after the end of the season once final league positions have been confirmed.

With a German, English, and Spanish team already booked for this tournament, perhaps an Italian team is next. Milan have participated in all four of the previous Audi Cup tournaments, so one can imagine that they could be the fourth club. However, they would’t be able to compete in the tournament if they finish in their current spot in the Serie A table, because they would have to play in the third round of Europa League qualifying.

Bayern have won three of the four Audi Cups, finishing in second place the year that Barcelona entered and won.

It’s going to be a busy summer for Bayern. Before heading to China and Singapore for friendlies at the end of July, Bayern will take part in the Telekom Cup in the middle of the month.

Get ready.