Everton confirm Australian tour dates

Everton have confirmed it will travel Down Under this summer and tour Australia.

Everton have confirmed it will travel Down Under this summer and tour Australia.

The Blues will visit Melbourne and Brisbane to face Hyundai A-League sides Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Heart and will complete a three-game tour with an exhibition match against Sydney FC.

Toffees boss David Moyes said: "Our pre-season will start with a trip to Australia and we’re looking forward to seeing all the Evertonians in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

"The facilities there are first-class and that’s important to us because the training and the games will be a good part of our pre-season preparations.

"Thanks to Tim Cahill, the Aussies know all about Everton and I am sure we’ll get a typically warm Australian welcome."

Everton will face Brisbane Roar at the Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 10 July and then fly to The Etihad Stadium to take on Melbourne Heart five days later on Wednesday 14 July before ending the tour at the ANZ Stadium with a game against Sydney FC on Saturday 17 July.

Kick-off times are still to be confirmed.

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