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Pre-season clash between Gold Coast and Beijing in doubt

A pre-season clash between A-League newcomers Gold Coast United and Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan is in doubt.

The match which is to take place at Beijing's Bird's Nest, may have to be scrapped as it could potentially clash with a visit from the world's biggest club, Manchester United.

Gold Coast chief Clive Mensink said the club was still trying to work out other dates for the proposed June meeting.

"We are still in discussions with the match agent and nothing's been finalised," he said.

"We are trying to get a date that suits everybody. We haven't given up hope just yet.

"We've alternatives, so we are not too concerned. The most important thing is getting games for the team to help them gel whether it's against Beijing or any other well credentialled side."

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