Organisers of the Gothia Cup in China have released group fixtures for their tournament in which two teams will represent the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.
The RHFA touring squad will join 23 other teams from eight countries at the tournament which starts with its opening ceremony on Saturday August 10, 2019.
Academy teams will play under the names Blue and Gold. Here are the sides:
The Blue team will meet three Chinese teams and an Indonesian side in their group games.
Squad: Luke Utley, Spencer Cleland, Luke Costello, Esaiah Dass, Albie Francis-Alles, Benji Gabb, Cameron Smith, Abhinay Kumar, Nathan Murray, Antoneo Van Deursen, Evan Van Rooyen, Flynn Cave, David Hungwe, William Benes, Quinn Steiner, Shannon Perham-Hayes.
Staff: Joe Hinds – Coach, Shane Campbell – Tour Manager, Ricki Herbert – RHFA Director
The Gold team will meet a South African side, a Singapore team and two Chinese teams in their group games.
Squad: Tom Parry, Saurav Chand, Logan Noack, Connor O’Brien, Tamaho Perry, Maui Wano, Nathaniel Green, Arniv Naiker, Oliver Campbell, Dylan Winstanley, Bryn Dew, Archie Heyward, Lucas Lovelock, Connagh Webb, Zain Ismail, Aaron O’Connor.
Staff: Shaun O’Brien – Coach, Shane Campbell – Tour Manager, Ricki Herbert – RHFA Director
The first Gothia Cup China was held in August 2016 in Shenyang, China.
This third edition of the Gothia Cup China will be hosted in the city of Qingdao, part of the Shandong province of China.
Learn more about Qingdao here:
August 10th –Saturday
Gothia Opening Ceremony (free ticket with Gothia Card)
August 11th – Sunday
First round of group games
August 12th –Monday
Second round of games
August 13th – Tuesday
Third round of games start
August 14th –Wednesday
Play-offs A &B start
August 15th – Thursday
Play-offs A & B continue
August 16th – Friday
Gothia Finals & Closing Ceremony
August 17th – Saturday