Chelsea to play Sydney FC in Oz

2015-04-24 11:35
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Sydney - English Premier League giants Chelsea are set to play a friendly against Sydney FC in June on their first visit to Australia in 50 years, a report said on Friday.

The match is expected to take place at Sydney's 83 000-capacity Olympic Stadium on June 2, the Sydney Morning Herald reported, with key stakeholders in advanced negotiations for the tour.

Chelsea hold a commanding lead in the EPL and are favourites to win a fifth title while Sydney remain in the hunt for a third A-League crown, sitting in second place on the standings and already assured of a home final in next month's playoffs.

The Herald said the deal had been agreed to in principle and could be confirmed next week. If it comes off, Sydney will host Chelsea just a week after facing Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the same venue.

Chelsea's proposed tour extends a busy off-season schedule of European giants playing in Australia with Manchester City, Real Madrid, Roma, Liverpool, Villareal and Tottenham already confirmed for friendly games.

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