This year’s chase for the Cup features 18 of the best clubs in the world playing 27 matches across the United States, Europe and Singapore, delivering on the premier sports property’s mission to transform European soccer’s presence around the world. In its sixth installment, the Tournament is known for kicking off the international soccer season by bringing world-class soccer to the masses and slating marquee match-ups that attract record breaking crowds – including the largest recorded attendance for a soccer match in the United States.
With matches scheduled between July 20 and August 12, the 2018 International Champions Cup will take on a new format. Whereas past Tournaments recognized a winner within each participating continent, this year’s competitive structure will take on a more cohesive format, reigning one overall global champion.
Boasting the world’s best soccer clubs, the upcoming competition includes all of 2018’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinalists, among other elites teams, including: Real Madrid C.F.; Manchester United F.C.; FC Barcelona; Manchester City F.C.; Tottenham Hotspur F.C.; Liverpool F.C.; Chelsea F.C.; Arsenal F.C.; A.S. Roma; Juventus F.C.; A.C. Milan; F.C. Internazionale; Club Atlético de Madrid; Sevilla FC; Borussia Dortmund; F.C. Bayern Munich; Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; and S.L. Benfica. Collectively, these 18 clubs have won an incredible 278 first division league titles.
The International Champions Cup is the world’s premier annual summer soccer tournament featuring the top European clubs playing across North America, Europe and Asia. The tournament brings world-class soccer to the masses by organizing marquee matches that attract record-breaking crowds – including the largest recorded attendance for a soccer match in the United States.
Founded in 2013, the tournament’s sixth installment will feature 18 of the top clubs in the world playing 27 matches in 22 cities across the globe, along with the first ever Women’s International Champions Cup and first ever International Champions Cup Futures event featuring top youth players from around the world.
The 2018 International Champions Cup is presented by Heineken USA and sponsored by, MasterCard International, Ally Financial, Konami Digital Entertainment, XYIENCE Energy Drink, VIVID SEATS, and Hertz.
The Tournament will host U.S.-based matches in New York/New Jersey, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Chicago, Charlotte, San Diego, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Philadelphia. Europe host cities include Vienna, Gothenburg, Madrid, Stockholm, Napoles, Klagenfurt, Lecce and Warsaw.
Singapore will also showcase three matches at the Singapore National Stadium. Each team will play three matches, and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion. Each win in regulation will result in three points and a tie will go straight to a shootout; the winning team in a shootout will receive two points and the losing team will receive one.
World-Class Matches Include Manchester United F.C. vs Real Madrid C.F. at Hard Rock Stadium F.C. Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspur F.C. at the Rose Bowl F.C. Bayern Munich vs Manchester City F.C. at Hard Rock Stadium Paris Saint-Germain F.C. vs Atletico de Madrid at Singapore Sports Hub Real Madrid C.F. vs Juventus at FedEx Field Manchester United F.C. vs Liverpool F.C. at Michigan Stadium
Friday, July 20
Manchester City F.C. vs. Borussia Dortmund – Chicago,
Soldier Field Sevilla FC vs. S.L. Benfica – Zurich, Letzigrund
Sunday, July 22
Liverpool F.C. vs. Borussia Dortmund – Charlotte,
Bank of America Stadium Wednesday,
A.S. Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – San Diego,
SDCCU Stadium Borussia Dortmund vs. S.L. Benfica – Pittsburgh,
Heinz Field Juventus F.C. vs. F.C. Bayern Munich – Philadelphia
Lincoln Financial Field Manchester City F.C. vs. Liverpool F.C. – New York
MetLife Stadium A.C. Milan vs. Manchester United F.C. – Los Angeles, Rose Bowl
Thursday, July 26
Atlético de Madrid vs. Arsenal F.C. – Singapore, National Stadium
Saturday, July 28
Manchester United F.C. vs. Liverpool F.C. – Ann Arbor,
Michigan Stadium F.C. Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City F.C. – Miami,
Hard Rock Stadium FC Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – Los Angeles
Rose Bowl S.L. Benfica vs. Juventus F.C. – New York,
Red Bull Arena Arsenal F.C. vs. Paris Saint-Germain,
Singapore, National Stadium Chelsea F.C. vs. Sevilla FC – Warsaw, PGE Narodowy
Monday, July 30
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Atlético de Madrid – Singapore, National Stadium
Tuesday, July 31
Manchester United F.C. vs. Real Madrid C.F. – Miami,
Hard Rock Stadium Tottenham Hotspur F.C. vs. A.C. Milan – Minnesota
U.S. Bank Stadium FC Barcelona vs. A.S. Roma – Dallas, AT&T Stadium
Wednesday, August 1
Chelsea F.C. vs. F.C. Internazionale – Gothenberg, Ullevi Stadium
Saturday, August 4
Real Madrid C.F. vs. Juventus F.C. – Washington D.C.,
FedEx Field A.C. Milan vs. FC Barcelona – Bay Area,
Levi’s Stadium Arsenal F.C. vs. Chelsea F.C. – Stockholm, Friends Arena
Tuesday , August 7
Real Madrid C.F. vs. A.S. Roma – New York,
MetLife Stadium Internazionale Milan vs. Sevilla – Lecce, Stadio Via del Mare
Sunday, August 12
Atlético de Madrid vs. Internazionale Milan – Madrid, Wanda Metropolitano
T.B.D. F.C. Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadium
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