A-League champions confirm pre-season fixtures

Defending Champions Sydney FC have locked in two pre-season friendlies ahead of their Westfield FFA Cup opener, as coach Graham Arnold ramps up preparations for their title defence.

Sydney FC’s Pre-Season Fixtures:

*Thursday 13 July v Arsenal FC at ANZ Stadium. (Friendly)

*Wednesday 19 July v Earlwood Wanderers at Leichhardt Oval. (Friendly)*

*Tuesday 25 July v Macarthur Rams at Campbelltown Stadium. (Friendly)*

*Wednesday 2 August v Darwin Rovers FC at Darwin Football Stadium. (Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32)




Arnold said the encounters would be the perfect preparation for his squad with a Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 encounter looming at the start of August against Darwin Rovers.

“These matches are a great way to get minutes into the boys legs at this early stage of the year,” he said.

“We always thoroughly enjoy the hospitality of both Earlwood Wanderers and Macarthur Rams and I thank the two teams for accommodating us.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and I can’t wait to get started.”

The Sky Blues two pre-season fixtures are preceded by next Thursday’s highly anticipated encounter at ANZ Stadium against English Premier League giants Arsenal FC (kick off 7:30pm).