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 This year, China has been replaced by a number of European venues in Sweden, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.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. Each section yields a separate winner, but in 2017 there were only two ‘champions’ because the teams in the Chinese section did not all play the same number of games. Barcelona won their first ever ICC title by topping the US section with three wins from three. The Blaugrana defeated Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid on their way to glory. Inter, meanwhile, topped the Singapore section to scoop a first ICC title, beating Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
This year 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. It begins on July 20 and ends on August 12, getting everyone back before the start of their competitive campaigns.
Following are the Time & venue of all the fixtures. All times are in IST/Sri Lankan time & are Subject to change.
|Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint Germain||21 Jul 2018||7:35 pm|
|Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund||21 Jul 2018||6:35 am|
|Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund||23 Jul 2018||1:35 am|
|Juventus vs Bayern Munich||26 Jul 2018||4:35 am|
|Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica||26 Jul 2018||5:35 am|
|Manchester City vs Liverpool||26 Jul 2018||5:35 am|
|Roma vs Tottenham Hotspur||26 Jul 2018||7:35 am|
|Milan vs Manchester United||26 Jul 2018||8:35 am|
|Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal||26 Jul 2018||5:05 pm|
|Arsenal vs Paris Saint Germain||28 Jul 2018||5:05 pm|
|Benfica vs Juventus||28 Jul 2018||10:35 pm|
|Manchester United vs Liverpool||29 Jul 2018||2:35 am|
|Bayern Munich vs Manchester City||29 Jul 2018||4:35 am|
|Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspur||29 Jul 2018||8:35 am|
|Paris Saint Germain vs Atletico Madrid||30 July 2018||5:05 pm|
|Barcelona vs Roma||1 Aug 2018||7:35 am|
|Manchester United vs Real Madrid||1 Aug 2018||5:35 am|
|Tottenham Hotspur vs Milan||1 Aug 2018||6:05 am|
|Arsenal vs Chelsea||2 Aug 2018||12:35 am|
|Benfica vs Lyon||2 Aug 2018||1:35 am|
|Inter Milan vs Lyon||4 Aug 2018||11:35 pm|
|Real Madrid vs Juventus||5 Aug 2018||3:35 am|
|Milan vs Barcelona||5 Aug 2018||5:35 am|
|Chelsea vs Lyon||8 Aug 2018||12:35 am|
|Real Madrid vs Roma||8 Aug 2018||5:35 am|
|Atletico Madrid vs Inter Milan||12 Aug 2018||11:35 pm|