If you thought that The International Champions Cup would take scale back this year due to this summer’s World Cup, guess again as tournament is shaping up to be the biggest one yet.
The annual showcase of European teams as they go through their preseasons will feature 18 teams from six leagues. According to The New York Times, the competition will be played in tandem with a women’s event, the first of its kind. Manchester City, PSG and the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage are signed on, with a fourth team to be named.
On the men’s side, the Premier League’s “Big Six” of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea will all be making the trip. They’ll be joined by La Liga’s Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla; Bundesliga stalwarts Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund; Serie A powers Juventus, Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan; Ligue 1 champion-to-be PSG and Portugal’s Benfica to make up the field that will play its matches across the United States, Europe and Singapore.
It’s a remarkable group of clubs that ICC 2018 has put together, especially when you consider that all four Champions League semifinalist: Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Roma–are included, and half of the Europa League semifinalists: Arsenal and Atletico Madrid, will take part.
2018 International Champions Cup Matches – USA
- July 20: Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund (Soldier Field)
- July 22: Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund (Bank of America Stadium)
- July 26: Manchester City vs Liverpool (MetLife Stadium)
- July 26: AC Milan vs Manchester United (Rose Bowl)
- July 26: AS Roma vs Tottenham Hotspur (Qualcomm Stadium)
- July 26: Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica (Heinz Field)
- July 26: Juventus vs Bayern Munich (Lincoln Financial Field)
- July 28: Manchester United vs Liverpool (Michigan Stadium)
- July 28: Benfica vs Juventus (Red Bull Arena)
- July 29: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City (Hard Rock Stadium)
- July 29: Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspur (Rose Bowl)
- Aug 1: Manchester United vs Real Madrid (Hard Rock Stadium)
- Aug 1: Barcelona vs AS Roma (AT&T Stadium)
- Aug 1: Tottenham Hotspur vs AC Milan (US Bank Stadium)
- August 4: Real Madrid vs Juventus (FedEx Field)
- Aug 5: AC Milan vs Barcelona (Levi’s Stadium)
- Aug 8: Real Madrid vs AS Roma (MetLife Stadium)
2018 International Champions Cup Matches – Asia and Europe
- July 20: Sevilla FC vs Benfica (Letzigrund Stadion)
- July 21: Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain (Worthersee Stadion)
- July 26: Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal (Singapore National Stadium)
- July 28: Arsenal vs Paris Saint-Germain (Singapore National Stadium)
- July 28: Chelsea vs Sevilla FC (Warsaw)
- July 30: Paris Saint-Germain vs Atletico Madrid (Singapore National Stadium)
- Aug 1: Chelsea vs Internazionale (Gothenburg)
- Aug 4: Arsenal vs Chelsea (Stockholm)
- Aug 7: Internazionale vs Sevilla FC (Lecce)
- Aug 12: Atletico Madrid vs Internazionale (Madrid)
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