Sydney FC set to play PSG in pre-season

first_imgReigning A-League champions Sydney FC have all but locked in a pre-season match against PSG to be played in China on July 30.The French heavyweights were originally scheduled to play Espanyol on July 27 with Europa League qualifiers ultimately seeing the Spanish club have to withdraw.In come the Sky Blues, who will now travel to Suzhou as part of PSG’s Asia Summer Tour.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Paris-based club will also tackle Inter and Stade Rennais during their trip to China.🆕🌏🇨🇳Les joueurs de @TTuchelofficial affronteront le @SydneyFC à la place de l’Espanyol Barcelone lors du #ChinaSummerTour2019🇦🇺 Sydney FC 3⃣0⃣ juillet -📍 Suzhou— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) June 25, 2019Sydney FC’s pre-season plans remain relatively unknown though they will learn their opponent for the FFA Cup round of 32 tonight.Four of those games are set to be played between July 30-31 presenting a potential hurdle to the Sky Blues trip to China which the club are yet to officially confirm.  Steve Corica’s side won last season’s A-League grand final on penalties against Perth Glory having finished the regular season in second. The Sky Blues last high-profile friendly came in July 2017 when they hosted Arsenal at ANZ Stadium with the Premier League club claiming a 2-0 win. PSG have made a habit of going to China in pre-season over the past few years and will be bringing their first-team squad with them this year. “All the team are very enthusiastic to come back to China,” Maxwell Scherrer said in a club statement. “This will be the third time for the club, following two successful campaigns in 2014 and 2018.”We are especially delighted to discover two cities where Paris Saint-Germain has never played before and to come back here to Shenzhen, a city and a stadium we know from last year.”It is a very exciting time. Passion for football is more intense than ever in China and we want to continue to build strong ties with the local fans.”last_img read more

Oil downturn hitting Calgary harder than Edmonton job numbers

(Stock photo: Thinkstock) The latest job picture in Alberta is not a good one.New figures from ATB Financial show our province shed 11,000 jobs in October, most of them full-time positions.Again most of the losses were in the resource sector.While the national jobless rate came down a touch to an even seven per cent, Alberta’s rose to 6.6 per cent.The figures also show more people in Calgary than Edmonton are being impacted by the economic downturn, blamed on low commodity prices.Our unemployment rate sits at 6.7 per cent, compared to 6 per cent in the provincial capital. by Posted Nov 6, 2015 11:34 am MDT Oil downturn hitting Calgary harder than Edmonton: job numbers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more