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Intl Champions Cup Preview: PSG vs Tottenham – Tickets Available!

Milos Markovic in Editorial 17 Jul 2017


PSG lock horns with Spurs in their second ICC game / Image via

When: 7/22/2017, 8:00 EDT

Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

Tickets: Buy Here

French and English runners-up from the 2016/17 season, Paris-Saint Germain and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively, have huge plans heading into the new domestic campaigns.

Having both been pegged down to the second spot in their leagues, PSG and Tottenham are hoping to make a step forward but they are both well aware it will be a tough challenge.

Therefore, a strong preseason stands as a prerequisite for both Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino who have a lot to prove in 2017/18 campaign.

Paris Saint-Germain

French League Cup winners, French Super Cup and Coupe de France holders arrive to the United States as winners of the tournament’s edition from two years ago and there is no doubt Les Parisiens will be motivated to repeat the feat.

The PSG’s ICC campaign kicks off with a game against AS Roma on 19 July at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, for which the tickets can be purchased right here. The game at Comerica Park will be the first-ever soccer/football match to be played at this stadium and PSG are happy to make history in Michigan. Unai Emery has last week announced his full International Champions Cup roster which, as predicted, includes all of the club’s biggest stars. The two latest arrivals – defenders Dani Alves and Yuri Berchiche – have been included on the squad list and could be given their first shot at impressing their new employers. Javier Pastore travelled with the squad despite the intensified rumours regarding his future at the club. Inter Milan are thought to be keeping a keen eye on the winger, who has last week moved on to deny PSG exit talks. The Parisians’ rivals Tottenham Hotspur were also said to be in for the Argentina international who was the first big-name player to be added by the new owners and who holds a special place in Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s heart. Angel Di Maria is another PSG player linked with Inter Milan move, but former Real Madrid and Manchester United star’s wages have effectively ruled out the Serie A side from the running for his signature.

Team News

Unai Emery left Serge Aurier, Hatem Ben Arfa and Gregorz Krychowiak out of the squad for the club’s US tour as all three players face uncertain future at Paris Saint-Germain.

Julian Draxler was another omission, but that’s only because the German star has been granted extra leave following the German international’s Confederations Cup success in Russia earlier this summer.


Tottenham Hotspur arrive to the International Champions Cup on the back of their impressive performances and results over the past two seasons which helped the club raise its international profile to a whole new level.

The Spurs are travelling to the United States as one of Europe’s big boys and are expected to shine against some of the continent’s more illustrious opponents. Mauricio Pochettino’s charges are kicking off preparations for what fans hope will be their third-time lucky attempt at a Premier League title and are set to kick it off with a high-profile match against a respected French side. The Spurs’ fans are feeling a bit anxious as Tottenham are yet to bolster their ranks. While Premier League big guns are busy adding quality signings to their squads, Tottenham remain quiet. What’s more they ended up selling one of their key men last season Kyle Walker who joined Manchester City on a €51 million deal, which made the right-back the most expensive English player in the history of the game. Mauricio Pochettino could yet face the biggest test this summer as La Liga giants Barcelona are believed to be preparing a bid for Dele Alli, who is seen as an alternative for PSG playmaker Marco Verratti Barcelona are still trying to buy.

Team News

Pochettino is undeterred in his preparations for the new season and is expected to take all of his first-team stars to the United States. Clinton Njie will not be among those traveling to the US as the French forward has reached an agreement with Marseille.

The forthcoming summer will be a huge test for Harry Kane and his teammates, most of which are on the radar of Europe’s biggest sides. Eric Dier is another one of the players linked with a Spurs exit, while Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley and Suso are those linked with Tottenham arrival.


Paris Saint-Germain will go head to head with exciting Tottenham squad determined to make most of their first game of the International Champions Cup. We expect to see an openly-contested clash as the Spurs will also be keen to make an impression on the United States crowd which can purchase the tickets for the game right here.


Milos Markovic

Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently and His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.



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