Tuesday February 18 2014
Juve confirm Del Piero date

Juventus have launched details of a summer friendly they will take part in against Alessandro Del Piero and an A-League All Stars XI.

The Bianconeri will line up against a select XI from the Australian top-flight, including their former No 10, for an August 10, 2014 friendly to be played in Sydney.

Commercial director Francesco Calvo and former midfielder Edgar Davids attended an official media launch for the game at the Sydney Opera House.

“To have a club of the calibre of Juventus FC come to Sydney is a massive coup for football in Australia,” Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop, also present, told reporters.

“To put it into perspective, it’s very possible that of the 24 players in the Juventus FC first team squad, 16 of these could be at the 2014 FIFA World Cup representing eight different nations.

“This match will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to see the best of the Hyundai A-League line up against some of the world’s best international footballers in our own backyard.”

Former Juve forward Del Piero, who left the club after 19 years in 2012 and is now in his second season with Sydney FC, is confirmed as set to be involved in the fixture.

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