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Everton's players have arrived in Austria ahead of Roberto Martinez's first game in charge.

The Blues are set to take on Austrian champions Austria Vienna on Sunday but will spend the next four days training in the country as preparations for the 2013/14 Premier League campaign step up.

The travelling party flew out of Liverpool airport on Tuesday afternoon and touched down in Vienna before heading north of the country's capital to the small town of Laa an der Thaya.

Famed for its winemaking, the secluded part of Lower Austria will be home as Martinez gets to learn more of his new players and bed in Tuesday's arrivals Antolin Alcaraz and Joel Robles. and evertontv will be reporting back from the camp on a daily basis, keeping you up-to-date with news, interviews, features and build-up to Sunday's game.

The Blues' arrival has already sparked interest in the local area and Petra Bohuslav, Lower Austria's Minister of Sports and Tourism, has welcome the Club, insisting Laa an der Thaya will be the ideal location to relax after a series of gruelling pre-season work outs.

He said: "Lower Austria has an extraordinary amount to offer as a training camp location and everyone involved is dedicated to fully meeting the individual needs of the teams."

Six of Everton's pre-season fixtures, including Sunday's opener against Austria Vienna, will be shown live on evertontv.

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