Two-time International Champions Cup (ICC) winners Paris Saint-Germain will be back for the competition this summer as they face Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in Singapore and Bayern Munich in Austria.
The seven-time Ligue 1 winners, who clinched their latest title with a 7-1 victory against Monaco on Sunday, were crowned champions following games in North America and Europe in 2015 and 2016 but this time are slated for two fixtures in Singapore in the country’s second year as a host.
PSG will also play once in Europe at the start of their ICC campaign, which is largely expected to be Thomas Tuchel’s debut as coach, before travelling to Asia for the bulk of their matches.
They will start with an encounter against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in Klangenfurt, Austria, and one week later, PSG will travel to Asia to face Arsenal at the National Stadium in Singapore on July 28 before completing their ICC calendar against Atletico Madrid on July 30.
PSG’s presence in Asia this summer — notably in Singapore — ties in with the recent opening of an office there to develop their brand in the region.
The club will then remain in Asia to compete in the Trophee des Champions, which will take place in Shenzhen, China, at the Universiade Sports Centre on Aug. 4.
A preseason training camp in Austria, which has been a regular feature in previous years, has not yet been confirmed but would make sense considering the ICC opener against Bayern.
Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.