Sydney scores FC Barcelona match
The NSW Government is bringing one of the world’s most iconic football teams, FC Barcelona, to Sydney for a match against Australia’s A-League All Stars in May.
The exclusive event will be the first time FC Barcelona has toured Australia. Its ‘first team’ squad, featuring high-profile players including Adama Traore, Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dani Alves, will take on a selection of the best and most exciting players from Australia’s A-League clubs.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government was proud to secure this major event via its tourism and events agency Destination NSW and once again position the Harbour City as the home of football in Australia.
“FC Barcelona is one of the world’s most recognisable sporting teams, with five European Champions League titles, three FIFA Club World Cups and 26 La Liga title wins in its trophy cabinet,” Mr Ayres said.
“The club has the largest social media presence of any football brand in the world, with more than 396 million followers across its social media platforms. Bringing that star power to Sydney will highlight the city’s attractions and world-class events calendar to football fans around the globe, turbocharging the NSW visitor economy on its road to recovery.”
The exhibition match will be played at Accor Stadium on 25 May 2022, ahead of the A-League Men’s Grand Final on 28 May and in the same week as football’s prestigious Dolan Warren Awards.
“The FC Barcelona v A-League All Stars match will generate significant international interest and put Australian football back in the international spotlight. It’s an incredible opportunity to showcase both our domestic professional A-League and our beautiful Harbour City to the world,” Mr Ayres said.
Pre-sale tickets will be released from 7 April 2022, with tickets going on sale to the general public on 13 April 2022. For more information, please click here.