CommBank Stadium will host an exciting match-up between the English Premier League club Everton FC and Western Sydney Wanderers in the newly created Sydney Super Cup.
Football rivalry will be on full display as the pride of Western Sydney take on one of English football’s oldest and longest serving top flight clubs at Wanderland on Wednesday 23 November.
It will be the first time the Wanderers have played an international match at their home ground since taking Leeds United down to the wire in the opening football event at their new-look stadium in July 2019.
The game will pit Wanderers Head Coach Mark Rudan against legendary EPL manager Frank Lampard who will be taking charge of his first full season as the boss of the Blues.
The Wanderers v Everton event will be part of a blockbuster three-match series that will also see Scottish Premiership champions Celtic play Sydney FC on November 17 at the newly opened Allianz Stadium and Everton take on Celtic at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 20 November.
The series is part of the new Sydney Super Cup which will be a bi-annual football event held in Sydney and will bring Europe’s top football teams to NSW every two years.
Everton have competed in the highest division for a record 118 seasons.
They are a club that is close to many Australian football fans’ hearts after the successful career of Socceroos legend Tim Cahill at the club.
The Accor Stadium game will feature the return of Celtic Manager Ange Postecoglou to the venue of one of his most famous coaching wins – the Socceroos’ AFC Asian Cup triumph in 2015.
The Australian link with Celtic has recently become even stronger with Socceroos legend Harry Kewell joining the coaching staff at Celtic for the upcoming season as they look to build on the success of Postecoglou’s first season in charge, during which Celtic claimed both the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup.
Backed by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and Venues NSW, alongside event promoters TEG Sport and Left Field Live, the event will further highlight the return of major global events to Sydney’s shores as NSW continues to lead the way in hosting major sport and entertainment events.
The Sydney Super Cup is a major coup for NSW and one that Stuart Ayres, Minister for Tourism and Sport is very proud of.
“Everton are a high-profile English Premier League club with a strong international and domestic following, being the former club of Socceroos legend Tim Cahill. They are a great fit for the inaugural Sydney Super Cup, an incredible festival of football with three big matches played over the week-long event. The NSW Government is focused on delivering world-class sporting events like the Sydney Super Cup that capture the world’s attention, drive the NSW visitor economy and build Sydney’s reputation as the major events capital of the Asia Pacific.”