Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur take on South China FC in the third place match in the Barclays Asia Trophy. Sunderland's reward for beating us is a real test against Manchester City while we're stuck playing a team that isn't very good. Though it's preseason and Gareth Bale is out injured, so don't assume a win.
Here's the lineup.
Our line-up - Lloris; Walker, Caulker, Dawson, Rose; Dembele, Parker, Sigurdsson; Lennon, Defoe, Dempsey. #THFC #BAT2013— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 27, 2013
Our subs - Friedel, Gomes, Assou-Ekotto, Fryers, Naughton, Carroll, Huddlestone, Livermore, Townsend. #THFC #BAT2013— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 27, 2013
I do not have the South China team. I'm sure you'll live.
Thankfully, the rain has held off in Hong Kong and the pitch looks to be playable. We'll see how long that holds up. Hopefully things don't deteriorate and no one gets hurt. You can catch the game on Sky Sports in the UK and Sportsnet World in Canada. There's no US TV coverage, and please don't drop illegal streams in the comments.