Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will kick-off their pre-season tour of Japan with a clash against reigning J1 League champions Kawasaki Frontale at the Japan National Stadium on Wednesday. The match will start at 4:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Under the tutelage of new head coach Christophe Galtier, a star-studded PSG outfit defeated Ligue 2 club Quevilly-Rouen 2-0 in the first fixture of their pre-season 2022-23.
Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos converted a penalty for PSG while 18-year-old winger Djeidi Gassama netted the other goal in the 54th minute to start their pre-season with a convincing victory.
PSG’s 25-man squad including the deadly trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have already reached Japan ahead of their first friendly of the tour.
Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 champions have left several of their unwanted players at home during their pre-season tour of Japan. The list includes Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler, Layvin Kurzawa and Rafinha.
On the other hand, Kawasaki Frontale are currently placed third in the J1 League 2022 standings with 37 points from 20 matches. Toru Oniki’s Kawasaki have been the most dominant team recently in J1 League, winning back-to-back league titles in 2020 and 2021 and their fourth since 2017.
Apart from Kawasaki Frontale, PSG are also scheduled to play two other J1 clubs during their stay in Japan - Urawa Reds on July 23, followed by their showdown against Gamba Osaka on July 25.
After the completion of their Japan tour, PSG will travel to Israel to face FC Nantes in the Trophee des Champions fixture on July 31.
Paris Saint Germain squad vs Kawasaki Frontale
Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas, Sergio Rico, Alexandre Letellier, Gianluigi Donnarumma
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat, Abdou Diallo, Nuno Mendes, Warren Zaïre-Emery
Midfielders: Marco Verratti, Danilo Pereira, Vitinha, Leandro Paredes, Pablo Sarabia, Thilo Kehrer, Nuno Mendes, Idrissa Gueye, Eric-Junior Dina-Ebimbe
Forwards: Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Arnaud Kalimuendo, Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi
Where to watch PSG vs Kawasaki Frontale pre-season friendly live in India?
Live streaming of Paris Saint Germain vs Kawasaki Frontale pre-season friendly will be available on PSG TV Premium and the official Paris Saint-Germain Twitch channel.
There will be no live telecast of PSG vs Kawasaki Frontale pre-season friendly on any TV channel in India.
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