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Attacking trio of Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani absent from Paris Saint Germain’s Asia Tour due to recovery

Paris, July 24: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edison Cavani will not feature in Paris Saint-Germain’s roster for the 2018 Asia Tour in Singapore and China due to recovery from their international duties at the FIFA World Cup.

The Ligue 1 champions unveiled a 24-member squad before heading to Singapore on Tuesday afternoon, featuring Italian legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who joined PSG from Juventus this summer.

Other prominent names in the roster included Lassana Diarra, Layvin Kurzawa, Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti.

Julian Draxler, Kevin Trapp and Giovani Lo Celso, coming back from vacation after the World Cup, were also included in the squad.

Another outstanding absentee for Thomas Tuchel-coached PSG was Argentine winger Angel Di Maria.

PSG said that Goncalo Guedes and Jese Rodriguez will train at the Ooredoo Training Center, and Grzegorz Krychowiak has been granted permission to stay in Paris, which was interpreted as a signal of possible future transfer for the three.

PSG will put on two International Champions Cup matches in Singapore, against Arsenal coached by Unai Emery, PSG’s head coach last term, and UEFA Europa League defending champions Atletico Madrid, before heading to China.
In China, PSG will play against Monaco in French Super Cup in Shenzhen on August 4. IANS