Fulham to play 3 pre-season games

SYDNEY: English Premier League club Fulham will play three matches against A-League teams on a pre-season tour of Australia in July, the clubs said Monday.

Fulham, currently ninth in the EPL, will play Gold Coast United on July 9, Melbourne Victory two days later and Perth Glory on July 15.

Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer will be in the Fulham team, which will be making its first trip to Australia.

Glory will also play newly-crowned English Championship league champions Wolverhampton Wanderers in another pre-season friendly in Perth on July 10.

Former England international striker Robbie Fowler will have his first outing for his new Australian club, North Queensland Fury, against Wolves on the same July 15 Perth-Fulham bill in Perth.