Paris Saint-Germain extends summer tour with historic match in South Korea
Reigning champions of France Paris Saint-Germain will travel to South Korea for the first time in its history on August 2nd and 3rd to meet Korean fans and take on Korean Vice-champions Jeonbuk Hyundai on August 3rd at Busan Asiad Main Stadium in the city of Busan as part of the Coupang Play Series.
This historic encounter follows the recruitment this summer of the talented and promising Korean player Lee Kang-In, the country's first footballer to wear the Red & Blue colors. Ahead of the match, the Parisian club's Korean supporters will be able to attend a training session open to the public on August 2nd from 7pm to 8pm at the Busan stadium.
Sebastien Wasels, General Manager of Paris Saint-Germain in Asia-Pacific, commented: "We are delighted to have this opportunity for the club to meet our fans in South Korea. This is a historic meeting for Paris Saint-Germain. We can't wait for the players to discover the Korean fervor for sport and football in particular. For the club as a whole, it will be an opportunity to strengthen our ties with the country, where we already have a year-round presence through our Academy and store in Seoul. In just a few years, the Parisian club has become a pop-culture icon, a taste we share with all Koreans."
The Parisians' trip to South Korea is part of the club's summer preparations. Paris Saint-Germain will stop off in Busan following the Japan Tour, which will see them play 3 friendly matches in Osaka and Tokyo between July 25th and August 1st. The Parisian players will return to Ligue 1 action on the weekend of August 12th against Lorient.
South Korea is a key country for Paris Saint-Germain. The club set up an official store there in partnership with Over The Pitch in July 2020 and welcomes over 500 young people to its PSG Academy centers established in January 2022. Paris Saint-Germain is also present on the social network through Naver and twitter in the Korean language.
Paris Saint-Germain will broadcast the match live*. The offer is accessible with a subscription to PSG TV, which costs 10 euros per season. The matches will also be shown on the club's premium Twitch channel (5 euros for 30 days), as well as on beIN SPORTS.
*Territories include France, Monaco, Andorra, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Bahrein, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Kuwait, Turkey.