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International Champions Cup 2018: Teams, Fixtures & Venue | ICC

The International Champions Cup (ICC) is a pre-season tournament that has been held every summer since 2013.

For the past three years, the ICC has been split into three different regions: the United States, China and Australia in 2016 and the United States, China and Singapore in 2017.

In the two years prior to that, it was held exclusively in the USA. This year, China has been replaced by a number of European venues in Sweden, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.
Europe and Singapore will host 10 games in total, while the USA section has 18 games on the schedule.

Some clubs will play in a number of the tournaments but all three are unrelated, with a separate ‘champion’ emerging from each one. In reality, the league tables do not mean much as not all teams will play each other and some will play more games than others.
It begins on July 20 and ends on August 12, getting everyone back before the start of their competitive campaigns.

Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea will be involved in this summer’s International Champions Cup across three continents.

Last year’s Premier League top six sides will be joined by Europe’s best sides in Bayern Munich, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG, with 27 games across 24 days in North America, Europe and Singapore.

Premier League champions Man City kick their tournament off in Chicago in the early hours of July 21 against Borussia Dortmund, before facing Liverpool in New Jersey in a replay of the Champions League quarter-final, and Bayern Munich in Miami a few days later.

Man Utd kick off against AC Milan in Pasadena, then face Liverpool in Ann Arbor and Real Madrid in Miami, while Liverpool will also play Jurgen Klopp’s former side Borussia Dortmund.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs face Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan, and both Arsenal and Chelsea also have three games each.

With speculation surrounding the futures of Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte rife, the clubs play each other in Stockholm on August 4, after Arsenal face Atletico Madrid and PSG, and Chelsea play Sevilla and Inter Milan.

In one of the remaining standout fixtures, Real play Juventus in Washington DC on August 4 in a replay of their controversial Champions League quarter-final, with Sevilla, Benfica and Roma also involved.

Seventeen of the 17 games will be played in North America, while seven are in Europe and three are in Singapore.

All times BST

July 20 – Sevilla v Benfica – Zurich – 7.05pm
July 21 – Man City v Dortmund – Chicago – 2.05am
July 21 – Bayern v PSG – Klagenfurt – 5.05pm
July 22 – Liverpool v Dortmund – Charlotte – 9.05pm
July 26 – Atletico v Arsenal – Singapore – 12.35pm
July 26 – Juventus v Bayern – Philadelphia – 12.05am
July 26 – Dortmund v Benfica – Pittsburgh – 1.05am
July 26 – Man City v Liverpool – New Jersey – 1.05am
July 26 – Roma v Tottenham – San Diego – 3.05am
July 26 – AC Milan v Man Utd – Pasadena – 4.05am
July 28 – Arsenal v PSG – Singapore – 12.35pm
July 28 – Chelsea v Sevilla – Warsaw – 4.05pm
July 28 – Benfica v Juventus – New Jersey – 6.05pm
July 28 – Man Utd v Liverpool – Ann Arbor – 10.05pm
July 29 – Bayern v Man City – Miami – 12.05am
July 29 – Barcelona v Tottenham – Pasadena – 4.05am
July 30 – PSG v Atletico – Singapore – 12.35pm
August 1 – Man Utd v Real Madrid – Miami – 1.05am
August 1 – Tottenham v AC Milan – Minneapolis – 1.35am
August 1 – Barcelona v Roma – Arlington – 3.05am
August 1 – Chelsea v Inter – Gothenburg – 6.05pm
August 4 – Arsenal v Chelsea – Stockholm – 7.05pm
August 4 – Real Madrid v Juventus – Washington DC – 11.05pm
August 5 – AC Milan v Barcelona – Santa Clara – 1.05am
August 7 – Inter Milan v Sevilla – Lecce – 6.05pm
August 8 – Real Madrid v Roma – New Jersey – 3.05am
August 12 – Atletico v Inter Milan – Madrid – 7.05pm

International Champions Cup 2018 venues
Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Soldier Field (Chicago, Ilinois)
MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)
FedEx Field (Landover, Maryland)
Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
US Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
Lincoln Finanial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
SDCCU Stadium (San Diego, California)
Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, California)
Ullevi (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Worthersee Stadion (Klagenfurt, Austria)
Stadio Via del Mare (Lecce, Italy)
Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid, Spain)
Friends Arena (Solna, Sweden)
Letzigrund (Zurich, Switzerland)
National Stadium (Singapore)

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