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Manchester City reveal pre-season tour squad ahead of three friendlies



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Manchester City have named their travelling squad for an upcoming pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea. 

The treble-winners will play three friendlies during the tour, as Pep Guardiola’s squad begin preparations for the upcoming new campaign. 

Manchester City start their domestic campaign with an FA Community Shield clash against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 6th August, prior to a Premier League meeting with Burnley at Turf Moor. 

During the upcoming pre-season tour, the Blues will play both Yokohama F. Marinos and Bayern Munich at the Japan National Stadium. 

City will then travel to South Korea, where they will play Atletico Madrid in Seoul. 

Manchester City met Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals last season, winning 4-1, on route to their maiden European triumph. 

Atletico Madrid are also previous Champions League quarter-final opponents, with the two teams having faced off in a fiery encounter in 2022.

Meanwhile, Yokohama F. Marinos are a CFG-owned club, and also reigning J-League champions. 

Summer signing Mateo Kovacic is part of the Manchester City tour squad after completing a £25 million move from Chelsea. 

Joao Cancelo, who dramatically quit the Etihad Stadium in January, has also been named in the travelling squad for the trip to east Asia. 

Kevin De Bruyne is expected to miss the start of the campaign due to injury, after a hamstring tear during the first-half of the Champions League Final, but does travel with the squad.

25 players have been named in the Manchester City squad for the 23/24 pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea. 

Manchester City squad, in order of squad numbers:

Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Mateo Kovacic, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Kevin De Bruyne, Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Gomez, Manuel Akanji, Ederson, Maximo Perrone, Scott Carson, Phil Foden, Oscar Bobb, Cole Palmer, Rico Lewis, James McAtee

Manchester City Pre-Season Fixtures

Manchester City vs Yokohama F. Marinos: 23/07/2023 – New Japan National Stadium

Manchester City vs Bayern Munich: 26/07/2023 – New Japan National Stadium

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid: 30/08/2023 – Seoul World Cup Stadium