English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have arrived for their first visit to Australia in 30 years to play Sydney FC in an exhibition match at ANZ Stadium. Spurs have travelled with their strongest available squad, so Sydney football fans are looking forward to catching the likes of Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris in action.
Kane has lit up the Premier League this year with impressive displays and important goals, and he was recently named the PFA Young Player of the year. His stellar rise has seen him hit the net 30 times this season, including 21 in the Premier League and a goal less than two minutes into his England debut from the bench against Lithuania.
Kane warmed up for the Sydney game with a brace in midweek against a Malaysia XI. He is showing no signs of fatigue from a 50 game season that has seen his team once again qualify for the Europa League
The match comes a fortnight after Sydney FC’s appearance in the A-League Grand Final, following their best season in the last five years. They were the great entertainers of the A-League in the second half of the season with goals flying in at both ends.
The Sky Blues will look to provide a good test of their famous opponents. The match will also provide an ideal opportunity for highly rated young players like Terry Antonis and Alex Gersbach to show what they can do at a higher level. A good result for Sydney FC will represent another triumph for Australian Football following recent success for the Socceroos and Western Sydney Wanderers in Asia.
Spurs have also confirmed that they will take part in an open training session on Friday 29th May at 16:00 as part of their preparations for the game. Gates will open at 15:30, and immediately following the Spurs session Sydney FC will also train on the ANZ Stadium turf.
Return travel on public transport on game day is included with all pre-purchased tickets, including on Sydney Olympic Park Special Event Buses operating on the usual routes. Entertainment in the ANZ Stadium precinct begins at 16:00 with bars, food trucks and foot ball themed activities for fans to enjoy in the build up to kick-off.
Saturday 30th May, ANZ Stadium Homebush 19:45
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