2017 International Champions Cup to kick-off from 22 July

22 Mar 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2017 International Champions Cup

The 2017 International Champions Cup will begin from 18 July at Guangzhou. Four matches will be played in China from 18-24 July.

The US leg will be held from 22 July to 30 July, while the third leg will be in Singapore from 25 to 29 July.

The finals will be played thereafter, schedule for which is yet to be decided.

In context: 2017 International Champions Cup

AboutInternational Champions Cup

International Champions Cup is an annual friendly football competition between European football clubs.

It was first played in 2013 in the United States and Canada, but then later spread to China, Australia, Mexico and across Europe.

Paris Saint Germain is the defending champion from the North America and Europe leg, while Juventus defeated Atletico Madrid to win the Australian leg last year.

Record breaking attendance for Real Madrid versus Manchester United match

In 2014, the match between Real Madrid and Manchester United saw a record-breaking crowd of 109,318 fans at the University of Michigan's "Big House". ManU defeated Real Madrid 3-1.
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