Sydney FC secure six matches in Italy

July 31, 2013
Sydney FC have locked in six friendlies for their three-week pre-season tour of Italy next month, including a clash with Alessandro Del Piero's first professional club Padova.

The Sky Blues will fly a 23-man squad to Venice on Friday ahead of their first fixture on August 7 against the Padua-based outfit that Del Piero joined as a 14-year-old.

The A-League marquee debuted for the Serie B team in 1991, playing two seasons in their senior side before switching to Juventus.
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