PSG or Paris Saint Germain is a professional football club based in Paris, France. This club used to compete in French Ligue 1 which is the top football league competition in France and also one of the largest league tournament throughout the world. Founded in 1970, Paris SG is the most successful club in France which has won Ligue 1 title six (6) times, highest five (5) times Coupes de la Ligue, two (2) times Ligue 2 titles and so many trophies.
After passing the long 45 years since the foundation of the team Parisians, Now they are the most strongest, most popular and most supported team in France. They are also the defending champion.
Since the beginning of French Ligue 1, every season runs from August to May. So, the season of 2015/16 is the way to the end. Like others, team Paris SG are also taking preparation for next season. As a part of their preparation, they will play three pre season tour matches against Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Leicester City which matches are also part of International Champions Cup (ICC) 2016. This time team Parisians will play their pre season matches in North America. Through this matches, team Paris will sharpen their technique, speed and talent for next season. Let’s see their pre season tour schedule in 2016/17 which is given below.
PSG 2016-17 Pre Season Tour Schedule
|S/N||Date||Time (BST)||Day||Match against||Venue||Tournament|
|1.||24th July, 2016||22:00||Sunday||Inter Milan||Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon||International Champions Cup|
|2.||28th July, 2016||00:30||Thursday||Real Madrid||Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio||International Champions Cup|
|3.||31st July, 2016||04:30||Sunday||Leicester City||TBA||International Champions Cup|
According to the last head to head statistics of PSG Vs Real Madrid, the Spanish giant is far better condition than PSG. Also their last meeting, Real won by 1 – 0 goal. And against the Inter Milan, Paris won more match than Inter Milan. So, the pre season tour matches of Paris SG would be very exciting.
Last Year Tour Result of PSG:
|1.||12th July, 2015||Friendly||PSG Vs Weiner
3 – 0
|Sportclub Platz, Vienna|
|2.||19th July, 2015||ICC||PSG Vs Benfica
3 – 2
|BMO Field, Toronto, Canada|
|3.||22nd July, 2015||ICC||PSG Vs Fiorentina
4 – 2
|Red Bull Arena, Harrison, USA|
|4.||24th July, 2015||ICC||PSG Vs Chelsea
1 – 1
|Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte|
|5.||30th July, 2015||International Champions Cup (ICC)||PSG Vs Manchester United
2 – 0
|Soldier Field, Chicago, USA|
# Short Details of Paris Saint Germain:
- Full Name – Paris Saint Germain Football Club
- Short Name – Paris, PSG, Paris SG
- Nickname – The Parisians, The Red and Blue
- Established – 12th August, 1970
- Owner – Qatar Sports Investments
- Head Coach – Laurent Blanc
- Assistant Coach – Zoumana Camara, Jean Louis Gasset
- Goalkeeping Coach – Nicolas Dehon
- President – Nasser Al Khelaifi
- Home Arena – Parc des Princes
- Location – 16th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
- Opened – 18th July, 1897
- Seat Capacity – 48,712
- Surface – Hybrid Grass Desso GrassMaster
- Holder – Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
- Designed By – Siavash Teimouri, Roger Taillibert
- Development Cost – €13 million
- League – Ligue 1
- Current Ranking – 1st
Team Paris SG is currently captained by Brazilian defender Thiago Silva. They have some great footballers like two famous Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore, Brazilian Luca Moura, Marquinhos, David Luiz and another famous Uruguyan forward Edinson Cavani. Their head coach Laurent Blanc would possibly make a balanced to win all pre season matches in this season.