Squad for the Audi Summer Tour 2018 announced
Following Saturday's victory in the friendly against Paris Saint-Germain in Klagenfurt, the Reds will start their Audi Summer Tour 2018 to the USA on Monday morning. The team plane is due to leave Munich at 08:30 CEST for Philadelphia, where the German record champions face their Italian counterparts Juventus on Wednesday. US-based fans can look forward to seeing Arjen Robben, Franck Ribéry, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and Javí Martínez, among others.
As well as FC Bayern's World Cup players, who are still on post-tournament vacation, Arturo Vidal will unfortunately not be able to go on the tour. The Chilean is continuing to work on his comeback in Munich after knee surgery in April. The pros will instead be supported in the states by numerous young players from the FC Bayern Campus. In all, Niko Kovac is taking 25 players on the tour.
In addition to Philadelphia, FCB travel to Miami for a second friendly with English champions Manchester City on 28 July. James Rodríguez will also join the team in Miami, but will not be able to play due to a lack of training. The players are expected back in Munich two days later.
The complete squad for the Audi Summer Tour 2018:
Sandro Wagner (shirt number: 2), Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (3), Franck Ribéry (7), Javi Martínez (8), Arjen Robben (10), Rafinha (13), Juan Bernat (14), Maximilian Zaiser (15), Ryan Johansson (16), Oliver Batista-Meier (20), Serge Gnabry (22), Sven Ulreich (26), David Alaba (27), Paul Will (28), Kingsley Coman (29), Wooyeong Jeong (30), Marcel Zylla (31), Jonathan Meier (33), Chris Richards (34), Renato Sanches (35), Christian Früchtl (36), Meritan Shabani (37), Josip Stanisic (38), Ron-Thorben Hoffmann (39), Joshua Zirkzee (40)