The second edition of the International Champions Cup takes place in United States from July 26 to August 4, with eight European giants taking part in the highly rated friendly tournament. Teams will be divided into two groups of four, where group winners will meet in the final at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Exclusive tickets for all thirteen fixtures can be purchased here.
Spanish giants Real Madrid lifted the title at the opening tournament last year having recorded a 3-1 triumph over Premier League side Chelsea, with AC Milan finishing in third place. And while reigning Europa League winners will not be participating this time out, the groups feature star-studded line-ups that include teams with a total of 27 UEFA Champions League titles between them.
Group A contains holders Real Madrid, reigning Premier League champions Manchester United, as well as Serie A giants Roma and Milan. Meanwhile, Premier League title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool are joined by Italian AC Milan and Greek side Olympiakos. The tournament kicks off with a match between Real Madrid and Inter Milan played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona.
The full list of matches is available below:
–Saturday, July 26: Real Madrid CF v. Inter Milan (3 p.m. MST, Fox Sports 2) – University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
–Saturday, July 26: Manchester United v. AS Roma (2 p.m. MST, FOX) – Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
–Tuesday, July 29: Manchester United v. Inter Milan (7 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 1) – FedEx Field, Washington D.C.
–Tuesday, July 29: Real Madrid CF v. AS Roma (8:15 p.m. CST, Fox Sports 1) – Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
–Saturday, August 2: Inter Milan v. AS Roma (1 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 2) – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
–Time TBA: Real Madrid CF v. Manchester United – TBD
–Thursday, July 24: Olympiacos v. AC Milan (8 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 1) – TBD
–Sunday, July 27: AC Milan v. Manchester City (4 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 1) – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
–Sunday, July 27: Liverpool FC v. Olympiacos (5 p.m. CST, Fox Sports 1) – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
–Wednesday, July 30: Manchester City v. Liverpool FC (7 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 1) – Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
–Saturday, August 2: Olympiacos v. Manchester City (2 p.m. CST, Fox Sports 2) – TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
–Saturday, August 2: AC Milan v. Liverpool FC (6:30 p.m. EST, Fox Sports 2) – Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
–Monday, August 4: Winner Group A v. Winner Group B (8PM ET, Fox Sports 1) – Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
For the second year running, fans across the United States will have a unique chance to see football superstars showcase their skills as part of preparations for the new season, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Wayne Rooney, Francesco Totti, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Kaka and Mario Balotelli just some of the high-profile players expected to feature. And with the tickets already available for sale, you might want to hurry up in order to ensure you get a chance to see your favourite football players live at premium US football grounds.
Visit www.TicketCenter.com to purchase tickets for all International Champions Cup games in Summer, 2014.