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Sydney FC ready for 'world class' challenge vs. PSG

Sydney FC have flown out to China for Tuesday's preseason clash with Paris Saint-Germain, but it remains to be seen if they will face Neymar -- the world's most expensive player.

The two teams clash in at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre on Tuesday night.

PSG will have already played three preseason games before meeting the Sky Blues, who have had two wins over NPL NSW lower division teams.

Sydney's strong 20-man squad includes a smattering of Socceroos, the core of their 2018-19 A-League winning team, and key offseason signings Kosta Barbarouses, Alexander Baumjohann, Luke Brattan and Ryan McGowan.

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Brazilian star Neymar, who was reportedly seeking a move back to his former club Barcelona who he left for PSG in a world record transfer in 2017, didn't play in either of the French club's first two preseason games.

The club's website reported Neymar and Presnel Kimpembe remained in Shenzhen to follow individualised training programs, while the rest of the PSG squad prepared for Saturday's 1-1 draw with Inter Milan in Macau.

The two players worked through full 90-minute sessions comprising running and passing drills.

If Neymar does play on Tuesday, he could line up against Sydney's Socceroo full-back Rhyan Grant.

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Rhyan Grant is looking forward to testing himself against the likes of Neymar and his PSG teammates.

"It would be a good challenge, he's one of he best in the world, one of the most skilful," Grant said on Saturday.

"It would be good to see how I go against him, I'm not expecting too much from myself, but it will be nice to get on the same pitch as him and some of the other players too.

"They are all world class players. To share a pitch with them and see how we go out against them is going to be interesting, but quite fun too I suppose.

"We're going to go there and give it our best crack. We know how good they are and what sort of class they are in, but we're going to go there and do everything we can to play well and try and put on a show."

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