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15 Jul 2019
Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, Man City

Pep Guardiola includes Belgian for champions who are set to arrive in China on Tuesday, while Newcastle, West Ham and Wolves confirm squads

Manchester City are set to arrive in Shanghai on Tuesday 16 July as they join Newcastle UnitedWest Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China.

Manager Pep Guardiola has named a host of star players in his squad, who will meet their Chinese fans on arrival and hold an open training session on the same day. 

The Premier League champions' squad for the Asia Trophy, which will be played from 17-20 July in Nanjing and Shanghai, includes Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Kyle Walker.

"It’s a pleasure for me to take this group of players to China," Guardiola told Man City's official website. "I love working with them and for us to travel together, experience a different culture and play in front of new fans will be fantastic for everyone involved.

"If we want to continue the success we’ve enjoyed over the last two seasons, a positive pre-season is vital. I want my players to train and play with intensity during our time in Asia and I’m sure the games we have planned will be great to watch.

"I look forward to meeting the fans and beginning our preparations for the 2019/20 season."

Guardiola's side will face West Ham, whose manager Manuel Pellegrini lifted the 2013 edition with City, in their Asia Trophy opener at the Nanjing Olympic Stadium at 20:30 local time (13:30 BST) on Wednesday 17 July.

The match follows Wolves v Newcastle, which kicks off at 18:00 (11:00 BST) at the same venue. Tickets are still available, and both matches are included in the price. 

Fans in China can watch the same teams in action at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai on Saturday 20 July, when a third/fourth-place playoff (17:00, 10:00 BST) will be followed by the final at 19:30 (12:30 BST), to see who will be crowned 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy champions.

Ki, Chicharito and Neves travel

Newcastle, West Ham and Wolves have confirmed their squads for the Asia Trophy.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles, Japan striker Yoshinori Muto and South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng are among the squad for Newcastle United. 

Lukasz Fabianski, the Hammers' 2018/19 Player of the Season, is joined by Felipe Anderson, Chicharito and Declan Rice in their line-up. 

Wolves, who finished seventh in the Premier League last season, have included captain Conor Coady, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Diogo Jota for the trip to China. 

Confirmed Asia Trophy squads

Manchester City

Claudio Bravo, Kyle Walker, Danilo, John Stones, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Angelino, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Daniel Grimshaw, Lukas Nmecha, Nabil Touaizi, Gavin Bazunu, Iker Pozo, Tommy Doyle, Luke Bolton, Aleix Garcia, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Adrian Bernabe, Ian Poveda, Ben Knight, Alpha Diounkou, Phil Foden. (Foden will join the squad in Hong Kong.)


Martin Dubravka, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Ki Sung-yueng, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Jacob Murphy, Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Yoshinori Muto, Isaac Hayden, Rolando Aarons, Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, Joselu, Jack Colback, Jamie Sterry, Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman, Nathan Harker, Achraf Lazaar, Sean Longstaff, Matthew Longstaff, Owen Bailey, Kelland Watts, Tom Allan.

West Ham

Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell, Josh Cullen, Grady Diangana, Issa Diop, Felipe Anderson, Ryan Fredericks, Chicharito, Lukasz Fabianski, Ben Johnson, Manuel Lanzini, David Martin, Mark Noble, Pedro Obiang, Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid, Declan Rice, Roberto, Carlos Sanchez, Robert Snodgrass, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Pablo Zabaleta


Ryan Bennett, Willy Boly, Jonny Otto, Ivan Cavaleiro, Conor Coady, Theo Corbeanu, Luke Cundle, Leander Dendoncker, Niall Ennis, Ed Francis, Morgan Gibbs-White, Diogo Jota, Maximilian Kilman, Christian Marques, Joao Moutinho, Roderick Miranda, Ruben Neves, Will Norris, Taylor Perry, Rui Patricio, John Ruddy, Dion Sanderson, Terry Taylor, Adama Traore, Ruben Vinagre, Hong Wan

Match details 

*All kick-offs are local times

Wednesday 17 July, Nanjing Olympic Sports Center 
Newcastle v Wolves (kick-off 18:00)
Man City v West Ham (kick-off 20:30) 

Saturday 20 July, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai 
Third/fourth place playoff (kick-off 17:00)
Final (kick-off 19:30) 

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