Thursday, February 20, 2014

A.S. Roma and Inter Milan to meet at LFF

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles and Relevent Sports has announced that renowned Italian clubs A.S. Roma and Inter Milan will face off at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, August 2, 2014, as part of the second annual Guinness International Champions Cup.

Kickoff for the contest, which will be broadcast internationally on FOX Sports 2, is slated for 1 PM EST.

“We are excited to have two of the world’s premier clubs, A.S. Roma and Inter Milan, at Lincoln Financial Field,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski. “Relevent Sports has assembled some of the finest teams in the world for a U.S. Tour. In partnership with the Philadelphia Union, we are excited to showcase two historic teams from Serie A.”

The Guinness International Champions Cup is a unique tournament featuring eight of the world’s best and most recognizable soccer clubs: Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, A.S. Roma, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Olympiacos.

Twelve round robin contests will be hosted across North America with matches in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Denver, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Dallas and one additional city from July 24-August 2. The tournament will crown an overall champion on Monday, August 4 at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. For more information on the full Guinness International Champions Cup, including the tournament bracket and team information, please visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.

“We are thrilled to return to Philadelphia and once again present a top quality international match,” said Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano. “Philadelphia is a premier soccer market in the United States and we have no doubt that fans will be excited to see two of Italy’s most storied clubs.”

Since its inception in 2003, Lincoln Financial Field has played host to 18 national and international soccer matches, which have included the following clubs: Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, AC Milan, Celtic, US Men’s and Women’s National Team and the Philadelphia Union.
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