Aston Villa and Leeds United will conflict for a July pleasant in Australia, the most recent English Premier League golf equipment to announce a return to pre-season touring after the Covid pandemic.
They’ll meet on July 17 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium as a part of a three-team event with A-league aspect Brisbane Roar, the golf equipment introduced on Thursday.
“The tour comes at an important stage of our pre-season so the health programme and the video games are vital,” mentioned Aston Villa supervisor Steven Gerrard, whose aspect will likely be making their first journey to Australia.
Will probably be the third journey to Australia for Leeds, who performed in Perth towards Manchester United in 2019 earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
“I’m very a lot trying ahead to taking the staff again for what will likely be an vital a part of our preparations for the 2022/23 season,” Leeds supervisor Jesse March mentioned.
The Premier League sides and Brisbane Roar will play for the brand new Queensland Champions Cup, which had been resulting from launch in 2020 however was delayed by the pandemic.
Brisbane Roar play Leeds on July 14 on the Gold Coast earlier than going through Villa on July 20 in Townsville.
“We hope to see loads of orange within the stands supporting Queensland’s A-League membership towards two of England’s best golf equipment,” mentioned the Roar’s chief government David Pourre.
Leeds and Aston Villa be a part of a collection of high-profile soccer friendlies introduced throughout Asia and Australia.
PSG stars Lionel Messi and Neymar are anticipated to go head-to-head when Brazil and Argentina meet for a World Cup warm-up match on the Melbourne Cricket Floor in June.
Liverpool and Crystal Palace will meet for a pleasant on July 19 on the identical well-known venue.
Barcelona will make their first journey to Australia for a match towards an A-League All Stars aspect on Could 25.
Quadruple-chasing Liverpool have introduced July friendlies towards Manchester United in Bangkok and Crystal Palace in Singapore.
Tottenham Hotspur are to journey to South Korea the identical month to face a Ok-League choose XI.