International Champions Cup 2018: Man United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Benfica among teams in pre-season tournament.
The International Champions Cup 2018 gets underway this weekend. This has become the go-to pre-season tournament for elite clubs from Europe.
Eighteen clubs are set to play games in US, Singapore, and Europe.
Here’s everything you need to know:
What is the International Champions Cup?
The International Champions Cup is a preseason tournament for European clubs played in stadiums around the globe.
Each team appears in three matches in a group format (like the World Cup).
Which teams are taking part this year?
The 18 participants are well-known names to soccer fans of European football leagues.
Representing the English Premier League are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.
La Liga in Spain has Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid all taking part.
Italy’s Seria A will feature Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma and Juventus (who recently signed Cristiano Ronaldo).
France has two teams: Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon.
Germany also has two: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Benfica represents Portugal. They are the country’s most successful team with 36 titles.
Where are the games held?
The majority of games this year are in the United States, and two games are in Singapore. The rest of the matches are in Europe.
What happens at the end?
The best-ranked side will be crowned champions and receive the International Champions Cup trophy. Real Madrid are the most successful club in the ICC with three titles.
Where can I watch the games?
Below is a link to the television schedule: http://worldsoccertalk.com/international-champions-cup-tv-schedule/
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