Brazilian superstar Neymar and French whiz kid Kylian Mbappe have both been included in Paris Saint-Germain’s squad to tour China, which includes next week’s clash with Sydney FC.
The French champions are in China for clashes against Italy’s Inter Milan on Saturday, as well as next Tuesday’s clash with Hyundai A-League champions Sydney FC.
The match against Steve Corica’s Sky Blues will be shown LIVE on beIN Sports 1 from 9.25pm on Tuesday.
PSG will round out the tour with a Trophee des Champions encounter against Rennes on August 3.
Bon voyage! ✈️#ChinaSummerTour2019 🇨🇳 💪
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 23, 2019
And coach Thomas Tuchel has named 33 players for the trip, including Neymar who has been linked with a move away from PSG.
The 27-year-old star has been reportedly been on the cusp of a move back to Barcelona, but for now remains with the Ligue 1 heavyweights.
Which is great news for the Sky Blues who will go head-to-head with Neymar in the clash at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre next Tuesday night (kick-off 10pm AEST).
Other big-name PSG players to have made the trip to China include French World-Cup-winning attacker Mbappe, Uruguayan star Edinson Cavani, Italian midfielder Marco Verratti and Germany’s Julian Draxler.
The likes of Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Leandro Paredes have been named in the 33 but are unlikely to feature against the Sky Blues having only just finished international duty.
📸🏋️♂️ #ChinaSummerTour2019 🇨🇳
The hard work begins in China ✅
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 24, 2019
PSG’s most recent clash was a friendly with German side Nurnberg over the weekend which finished in a 1-1 draw.
Sydney FC will head to China on Saturday following two friendly wins over the last week, beating Dunbar Rovers 6-0 and St George 3-0.
The full PSG squad in China
Adil Aouchiche, Alphonse Areola, Mitchel Bakker, Juan Bernat, Marcin Bulka, Edinson Cavani, Colin Dagba, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Metehan Guclu, Isaac Hemans, Ander Herrera, Garissone Innocent, Jese, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Tanguy Kouassi, Kylian Mbappe, Loic Mbe Soh, Thomas Mounier, Neymar, Stanley Nsoki, Pablo Sarabia, Azzedine Toufiqui, Kevin Trapp Marco Verratti, Arthur Zagre.
- Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Leandro Paredes will join the squad on July 31.
Paris Saint-Germain v Sydney FC
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Venue: Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre, China
Kick-off: 9.30pm AEST
Watch: Live on beIN Sports 1