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International Champions Cup 2019: Schedule, teams & full fixture list for pre-season tournament

The seventh edition of the International Champions Cup kicked off in July, following on from last year's success where several of Europe's top sides battled against each other across the United States, Singapore, Austria and France.

Typically held overseas with the majority of the fixtures taking place in North America, the annual pre-season tournament involves a slew of major European sides tapping into their massive fanbases around the world.

Goal brings you all you need to know about the 2019 International Champions Cup.

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What is the International Champions Cup?

The International Champions Cup (ICC) is a pre-season tournament that has been held every summer since 2013, with the competition itself a series of friendly games played between European heavyweights.

This year's edition is set to take place between July 16  and August 11 .

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 and 2018.

Last year, Europe and Singapore hosted 10 games in total, while the USA section has 17 games on the schedule - for a total of 27 games.

Which teams are in the International Champions Cup?

United StatesAsia
AC Milan 🇮🇹Inter 🇮🇹
Arsenal 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Juventus 🇮🇹
Atletico Madrid 🇪🇸Manchester United 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Bayern Munich 🇩🇪Tottenham 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Benfica 🇵🇹 
Chivas 🇲🇽 
Real Madrid 🇪🇸 
Fiorentina 🇮🇹* 

Twelve European clubs will take place in the 2019 edition of the ICC, which is significantly smaller than the 2018 edition where 18 teams faced off.

Some of Europe's biggest sides in Real Madrid, Bayern, Arsenal, Fiorentina, Juventus and Inter are set to take part this summer across a slew of countries around the world. Three Premier League teams are taking part, followed by five from Serie A, one from Portugal, two teams from La Liga, Bayern as the sole Bundesliga representative as well as Chivas, the only non-European side to participate.

Last year's competitors Man City, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain will not be competing.

This year marks the first time since 2017 where games will be held in China, with Juventus, Inter, Tottenham and Man Utd making the trip to the far east for two friendly games.

*Fiorentina replaced Roma due to the club having to participate in Europa League qualifiers.

International Champions Cup 2019 fixtures, schedule & results

The 2019 edition of the ICC kicked off on July 16 with a game between Fiorentina and Chivas at the SeatGeek Stadium in Illinois, a few weeks after the conclusion of Copa America and a couple of days before the end of the Africa Cup of Nations.

While the majority of this year's ICC will be held in the United States, several other fixtures will be taking place in Singapore, China, Wales and Sweden. Italian rivals Inter and Juventus meet in Singapore, with Premier League giants Tottenham and Man Utd clashing in China one of the tournament's showpiece fixtures.

The final ICC game will be held in Sweden on August 10 between European powerhouses Atletico Madrid and Juventus.

You can view the full schedule of ICC fixtures in the different regions below.

United States:

DateMatchTime (UK / US ET)*Venue
Jul 16Fiorentina 2-1 Chivas 2am / 9pmSeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, Illinois
Jul 17Arsenal 2-1 Bayern Munich 4am / 11pmDignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Jul 20Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina 11pm / 6pmBank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 20Benfica 3-0 Chivas 9pm / 4pmLevi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Jul 20Bayern Munich 3-1 Real Madrid 1am / 8pmNRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Jul 23Bayern Munich 1-0 Milan2am / 9pmArrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Kansas
Jul 23Chivas 0-0 Atletico Madrid (4-5 pens.)2am / 9pmGlobe Life Park in Arlington
Jul 24Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal (3-2 pens.)12am / 7pmFedExField, Maryland
Jul 24Fiorentina 1-2 Benfica1am / 8pmRed Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
Jul 26Real Madrid 3-7 Atletico Madrid 12:30am / 7:30pmMetLife Stadium, New Jersey
Jul 28Milan 0-1 Benfica8pm / 3pmGillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts


DateMatchTime (UK / US ET)*Venue
Aug 3Man Utd 2-2 Milan (5-4 pens.)5:30pm / 12:30pmPrincipality Stadium, Cardiff
Aug 4Tottenham 1-1 Inter (3-4 pens.)3pm / 10amTottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Aug 10Atletico Madrid vs Juventus5pm / 12pmFriends Arena, Stockholm


DateMatchTime (UK / US ET)*Venue
Jul 20Man Utd 1-0 Inter 12:30am / 7:30pmSingapore National Stadium, Singapore
Jul 21Juventus 2-3 Tottenham12:30am / 7:30pmSingapore National Stadium, Singapore
Jul 24Juventus 1-1 Inter (4-3 pens.)12:30am / 7:30pmNanjing Olympic Sports Centre, Nanjing
Jul 25Tottenham 1-2 Man Utd12:30am / 7:30pmHongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China

*Games listed after midnight UK time are played the following day.

Who won the International Champions Cup last year?

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Tottenham were crowned winners of the 2018 ICC, winning on goal difference over Borussia Dortmund and Inter as all three teams finished their games with seven points.

The Premier League club bested both Roma and Milan, picking up a further point in their penalty shoot-out defeat to Barcelona.