One is the biggest rivalries in world football is coming to America as La Liga title rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to meet in a Clasico in Miami on July 29 as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup. Buy Real Madrid v Barcelona Tickets
The teams have played outside Spain only once before in their history, in 1982 in Venezeula. The game resulted in a 1-0 win for Real, courtesy of a goal from former manager Vicente del Bosque.
‘When they come to play a game, there’s nothing friendly about it. It’s like a war. They don’t like to lose,’ said Stephen Ross, the ICC co-founder and Dolphins owner.
Real Madrid vice president Emiliano Butragueno is excited at the prospect of the two sides meeting on the Florida coast.
‘We are fully aware of how passionate people are about futbol here in Miami,’ he said.
While full tour plans will be announced on March 21, Spanish radio station RAC1 earlier reported that Barca will also play Juventus and Manchester United in New York on July 22 and Washington on July 25 respectively.
While Real Madrid, who will be based in the Orlando area and play at least once game at the Camping World Stadium in 2017 are also expected to play the MLS All-Stars in Chicago this summer.
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