S04 to face Besiktas and Inter Milan in China

FC Schalke 04 will be on tour in China between 16th and 22nd July this year, with the Royal Blues set to play friendlies against two high-quality opponents on their travels.

At 13:50 CEST on 19th July, S04 will take on Besiktas in the Zhuhai Sports Center in Zhuhai. Former Bundesliga players Demba Ba, Tolgay Arslan & Co. were crowned Turkish champions once again this year, defending their title from the previous season.

The second friendly will see the Royal Blues meet recently-appointed Luciano Spaletti’s Inter Milan side on 21st July. Schalke will come up against the likes of Mauro Icardi and former Bundesliga star Ivan Perisic at 13:00 CEST at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Center.

Alongside the two friendly matches, the Schalke team will also work on their pre-season training programme, and in keeping with the tour’s motto “Ni hao China”, there are also autograph sessions, meet & greets and various other PR activities planned where the locals will get the chance to see the players up close.