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Raul's farewell match at FC Schalke 04 sells out




FC Schalke 04 announced on Wednesday that their farewell match for ex-Spain striker Raul, against his Qatari club Al-Sadd, in Gelsenkirchen on July 27 has sold out.

The 35-year-old spent two seasons at Schalke and helped the Royal Blues reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 2011, before they lost to Manchester United.

All tickets for the GAZPROM sponsored event, "Gracias Raul!" have been sold with a capacity 61,000 crowd expected at Schalke's Veltins Arena.

Raul, who made 102 appearances for Spain, won the Qatari title last weekend with his new club and is still a firm favourite at Schalke, with whom he won the German Cup in 2011.

He remains the top scorer in Real Madrid's history with 228 goals, having won six Spanish league and three UEFA Champions League titles with Real between 1994 and 2010.

Schalke // Veltins Arena

The Stadium: VELTINS-Arena

The VELTINS-Arena has been Schalke's home since its 2001 completion. The ground hosted FIFA World Cup 2006 matches and the UEFA Champions League Final 2004.

Capacity: 61,973