The Premier League contenders Leicester City, owned by Thailand, will compete against Tottenham Hotspur in Bangkok this July, marking one of several high-level European football exhibition games set to occur throughout Asia.
Currently positioned at 19th in the English Premier League, Leicester suffered a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool this past Monday. With just two matches remaining, they require at least one win and some fortunate losses by other underperformers to avoid relegation.
The friendly match on July 23 in Bangkok will unfold at the Rajamangala National Stadium, as declared by the club on their official website.
This season has proven a significant letdown for Leicester, under the ownership of Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha from King Power duty-free.
The team, known for their unexpected victory of the Premier League title in 2015-16, has struggled to reattain that level of success.
European powerhouses such as Manchester City, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich will likewise make their way to Asia this summer, participating in a number of games across the continent.
City, led by Pep Guardiola and standing on the brink of retaining their Premier League title, will compete against Guardiola’s former team Bayern and Japanese champions Yokohama F Marinos in friendly matches in Tokyo.
City is set to challenge Marinos on July 23, followed by a match against Bayern three days later. Both encounters will take place at Tokyo’s National Stadium.
Bayern is also scheduled to compete against the J-League team Kawasaki Frontale, before heading to Singapore for a match against Liverpool on August 2.
Under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool will participate in two games in Singapore, also including a match against Leicester on July 30.
Tottenham Hotspur, expected to have a new manager by that time, will tour Australia, Thailand, and Singapore.
Spurs, still in the hunt for a permanent manager to succeed Antonio Conte, will compete against West Ham in Perth on July 18, before journeying to Bangkok for a match against Leicester on July 23.
Their tour will conclude with a match against Roma, coached by their former manager Jose Mourinho, in Singapore on July 26.
Barcelona, the newly minted Spanish champions, will also be journeying to Asia.
They are slated to compete against Andres Iniesta’s Vissel Kobe in Tokyo on June 6, a few days following the conclusion of their league season.
Scottish champions Celtic will also make their way to Japan this summer, contending against coach Ange Postecoglou’s former team Marinos in Yokohama on July 19.