2015 International Champions Cup

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2015 International Champions Cup
Tournament details
Host countryAustralia, China, Canada, England, Italy, Mexico, United States
DatesJuly 11 – August 5
Teams15 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)18 (in 18 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsAustralia:
Spain Real Madrid (2nd title)
China:
Spain Real Madrid (3rd title)
North America and Europe:
France Paris Saint-Germain (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored63 (2.74 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zlatan Ibrahimović
Jean-Kévin Augustin
Luis Suárez
(3 goals each)
2014
2016

The 2015 International Champions Cup (or ICC) was a series of friendly association football tournaments. It was the first tournament played separately in Australia, China and the United States.

The Australian edition of the tournament featured three teams played across three matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 18, 21 and 24. Real Madrid were the first club to announce their involvement.[1] Manchester City and Roma were later confirmed to take part in the Australian tournament.[2] The Chinese edition of the tournament featured Real Madrid, Milan and Inter Milan playing a total of three matches in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Real Madrid won both the Australian and the Chinese competitions.[3]

The North American edition of the tournament featured 10 teams but some games were played in Mexico, Canada, Italy and England.[4] Each team involved in the US edition played four games, except the three United States-based teams that only played two games. Select Major League Soccer (MLS) matches between the ICC competing teams counted towards the point total to allow MLS teams to have four games count on the table.[5] 2014 International Champions Cup winners Manchester United were the first team to confirm their involvement in the US edition.[6]

Teams[edit]

Australia
Nation Team Location Confederation League
 England Manchester City Manchester UEFA Premier League
 Italy Roma Rome UEFA Serie A
 Spain Real Madrid Madrid UEFA La Liga
China
Nation Team Location Confederation League
 Italy Inter Milan Milan UEFA Serie A
 Italy Milan Milan UEFA Serie A
 Spain Real Madrid Madrid UEFA La Liga
North America and Europe
Nation Team Location Confederation League
 England Chelsea London UEFA Premier League
 England Manchester United Manchester UEFA Premier League
 France Paris Saint-Germain Paris UEFA Ligue 1
 Italy Fiorentina Florence UEFA Serie A
 Mexico América Mexico City CONCACAF Liga MX
 Portugal Benfica Lisbon UEFA Primeira Liga
 Spain Barcelona Barcelona UEFA La Liga
 United States LA Galaxy Carson CONCACAF Major League Soccer
 United States New York Red Bulls Harrison CONCACAF Major League Soccer
 United States San Jose Earthquakes San Jose CONCACAF Major League Soccer

Venues[edit]

Australia

Melbourne
Melbourne Cricket Ground
37°49′12″S 144°59′0″E / 37.82000°S 144.98333°E / -37.82000; 144.98333
Capacity: 100,024
AFL Grand Final 2010 on the Melbourne Cricket Ground.jpg

China

Guangzhou Shenzhen
Shanghai
Tianhe Stadium Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Shanghai Stadium
23°8′26.33″N 113°19′9.58″E / 23.1406472°N 113.3193278°E / 23.1406472; 113.3193278 22°41′49.70″N 114°12′43.90″E / 22.6971389°N 114.2121944°E / 22.6971389; 114.2121944 31°11′0.61″N 121°26′14.28″E / 31.1835028°N 121.4373000°E / 31.1835028; 121.4373000
Capacity: 58,500 Capacity: 60,334 Capacity: 56,842
Tianhe Stadium.jpg ShenZhen Universiade Sports Centre.jpg Shanghai Stadium 2008.JPG

North America and Europe

Seattle Chicago Toronto East Hartford
CenturyLink Field Soldier Field BMO Field Rentschler Field
47°35′42.72″N 122°19′53.76″W / 47.5952000°N 122.3316000°W / 47.5952000; -122.3316000 41°51′45″N 87°37′0″W / 41.86250°N 87.61667°W / 41.86250; -87.61667 43°37′58″N 79°25′7″W / 43.63278°N 79.41861°W / 43.63278; -79.41861 41°45′35″N 72°37′8″W / 41.75972°N 72.61889°W / 41.75972; -72.61889
Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 40,642
Qwest Field North.jpg Soldier field 2006.jpg Toronto FC Anthems BMO.jpg Rentschler Field.jpg
Santa Clara
Harrison
Levi's Stadium Red Bull Arena
37°24′10.8″N 121°58′12″W / 37.403000°N 121.97000°W / 37.403000; -121.97000 40°44′12″N 74°9′1″W / 40.73667°N 74.15028°W / 40.73667; -74.15028
Capacity: 68,500 Capacity: 25,000
Entering Levi's Stadium.JPG Red Bull Arena Harrison behind goal.jpg
San Jose Landover
Avaya Stadium FedExField
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 79,000
37°21′5″N 121°55′30″W / 37.35139°N 121.92500°W / 37.35139; -121.92500 38°54′28″N 76°51′52″W / 38.90778°N 76.86444°W / 38.90778; -76.86444
Avaya Stadium, 1-7-15.jpg FedExField01.jpg
Pasadena Carson Mexico City Charlotte
Rose Bowl StubHub Center Estadio Azteca Bank of America Stadium
34°9′41″N 118°10′3″W / 34.16139°N 118.16750°W / 34.16139; -118.16750 33°51′52″N 118°15′40″W / 33.86444°N 118.26111°W / 33.86444; -118.26111 19°18′10.48″N 99°9′1.59″W / 19.3029111°N 99.1504417°W / 19.3029111; -99.1504417 35°13′33″N 80°51′10″W / 35.22583°N 80.85278°W / 35.22583; -80.85278
Capacity: 92,542 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 95,500 Capacity: 74,455
Rose Bowl, panorama.jpg LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo- Western Conference Finals panorama.jpg Estadio Azteca 07a.jpg Mexico vs Iceland Panorama (4463906303).jpg
London
Florence
Stamford Bridge Artemio Franchi
51°28′54″N 0°11′28″W / 51.48167°N 0.19111°W / 51.48167; -0.19111 43°46′50.96″N 11°16′56.13″E / 43.7808222°N 11.2822583°E / 43.7808222; 11.2822583
Capacity: 41,798 Capacity: 47,282
Stamford Bridge Clear Skies.JPG Soccer in Florence, Italy, 2007.jpg

Matches[edit]

Australia



Manchester City England1–4Spain Real Madrid
Touré Goal 45+4' (pen.) Report Benzema Goal 21'
Ronaldo Goal 25'
Pepe Goal 44'
Cheryshev Goal 73'
Attendance: 99,382
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

China

Milan Italy1–0Italy Inter Milan
Mexès Goal 62' Report

Inter Milan Italy0–3Spain Real Madrid
Report Jesé Goal 29'
Varane Goal 56'
Rodríguez Goal 88'
Attendance: 39,896
Referee: Fu Ming (China)

North America and Europe

The results of teams from the United States in 2015 Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy United States2–1Mexico América
Keane Goal 45+1'
Gordon Goal 79'
Report Quintero Goal 7'

San Jose Earthquakes United States1–2Mexico América
Goodson Goal 23' Report Andrade Goal 76'
Rivera Goal 83'
Referee: Alejandro Mariscal (United States)


Benfica Portugal2–3France Paris Saint-Germain
Talisca Goal 34'
Jonas Goal 42'
Report Augustin Goal 29'
Lucas Goal 64' (pen.)
Digne Goal 79'
Attendance: 17,853
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)


Barcelona Spain2–1United States LA Galaxy
Suárez Goal 45'
Roberto Goal 56'
Report Meyer Goal 90+1'


New York Red Bulls United States4–2England Chelsea
Castellanos Goal 51'
Adams Goal 70'
Davis Goal 73'77'
Report Rémy Goal 26'
Hazard Goal 75'
Attendance: 24,076
Referee: Roberto Sibiga (United States)




New York Red Bulls United States2–1Portugal Benfica
Wright-Phillips Goal 34'
Grella Goal 56'
Report Pizzi Goal 7'
Attendance: 18,096
Referee: Alex Chilowicz (United States)


América Mexico0–0Portugal Benfica
Report
Penalties
Martínez Penalty missed
Zúñiga Penalty scored
Marín Penalty scored
Colula Penalty scored
Rosel Penalty missed
3–4 Penalty scored Cristante
Penalty missed Gaitán
Penalty scored Samaris
Penalty scored Santos
Penalty scored Rodríguez
Attendance: 10,373
Referee: Jorge Isaac Rojas Castillo (Mexico)



Chelsea England0–1Italy Fiorentina
Report Rodríguez Goal 57'
Attendance: 41,435
Referee: David Coote (England)

Tables[edit]

Australia

Pos Team Pld W WP LP L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 Spain Real Madrid 2 1 0 1 0 4 1 +3 4 2015 ICC Australia Champions
2 Italy Roma 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 3
3 England Manchester City 2 0 1 0 1 3 6 −3 2
Source: ICC

China

Pos Team Pld W WP LP L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 Spain Real Madrid 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 5 2015 ICC China Champions
2 Italy Milan 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 +1 4
3 Italy Inter Milan 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Source: ICC

North America and Europe

Pos Team Pld W WP LP L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 4 3 0 1 0 10 5 +5 10 2015 ICC North America Champions
2 United States New York Red Bulls 4 3 0 1 0 9 4 +5 10
3 England Manchester United 4 3 0 0 1 7 4 +3 9
4 Italy Fiorentina 4 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 8
5 United States LA Galaxy 4 2 0 1 1 9 6 +3 7
6 Mexico América 4 1 0 1 2 3 4 −1 4
7 Spain Barcelona 4 1 0 1 2 6 8 −2 4
8 England Chelsea 4 0 2 0 2 5 8 −3 4
9 Portugal Benfica 4 0 1 1 2 3 5 −2 3
10 United States San Jose Earthquakes 4 0 0 0 4 4 12 −8 0
Source: ICC

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović France Paris Saint-Germain 3
France Jean-Kévin Augustin France Paris Saint-Germain
Uruguay Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona
4 Belgium Eden Hazard England Chelsea 2
France Blaise Matuidi France Paris Saint-Germain
United States Sean Davis United States New York Red Bulls
Italy Federico Bernardeschi Italy Fiorentina

Media coverage[edit]

Market Countries Broadcast partner Ref[8]
 United States
Caribbean
24 Fox (English), ESPN Deportes (Spanish) [9]
 Canada 1 TSN
 Mexico
Central America
8 Televisa, SKY México
South America (excluding Brazil) 9 Direct TV
 Brazil 1 Esporte Interativo
 United Kingdom 1 Sky UK
 Spain 1 Canal+ Liga, TV3 [10]
 Italy 1 Mediaset Premium
 France 1 beIN
 Germany
  Switzerland
 Austria
3 Sport 1 (10 matches only)
 Netherlands 1 Eredivisie
 Iceland 1 365 Media
Scandinavia
 Finland
4 SBS Discovery
 Belgium 1 Belgacom
 Croatia 1 ArenaSport TV
 Portugal 1 Sport TV
Balkans (excluding Bulgaria) 7 Arena
 Albania 1 Digitalb
 Romania 1 RDS
 Hungary 1
 Czech Republic
 Slovakia
2 Digi TV
 Bulgaria 1 RING.BG
 Greece 1 Nova Sports
 Cyprus 1 Cyta
 Turkey 1 Dogan Group
 Malta 1 Go
 Israel 1 Charlton
 Russia 1 VGTRK
 Belarus 1 Belarus TV
Baltics 3 Setanta
Middle East
North Africa
22 beIN
Sub-Saharan Africa 49 StarTimes
 Serbia
 Bosnia
 Macedonia
 Montenegro
4 Arena sport
 Slovenia 1 Šport TV
Eurasia 10 Setanta
 India 1 STAR India
 China 1 LeTV + regional channels
 Japan 1 J Sports
 Taiwan 1 Sportcast
 Hong Kong 1 i-Cable
 Macau 1 Macau Cable
 Vietnam 1 SCTV
 Singapore 1 StarHub
 Malaysia 1 Telekom Malaysia
 Indonesia 1 Indosiar
 Philippines 1 Perform
 Thailand 1 PPTV
 Myanmar 1 Sky Net
 New Zealand 1 VDR (3 Australian matches only)
 Australia 1 Nine Network
 Pakistan 1 Star Sports
Total countries/territories 171

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKay, Ben (November 24, 2014). "Real Madrid to Australia: European champions will play at the MCG in July 2015". foxsports.com.au. Australian Associated Press. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Davutovic, David (December 9, 2014). "Roma to join Real Madrid and Manchester City for International Champions Cup at MCG in July 2015". foxsports.com.au. Herald Sun (Melbourne). Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Kiko Casilla scores winner as Real Madrid beat AC Milan on penalties, ESPN, July 30, 2015
  4. ^ "Grant Wahl on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "PR: Matchups, Venues, and Dates Announced for 2015 International Champions Cup North America Presented by Guinness Beer". International Champions Cup. April 29, 2015. Archived from the original on July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Manchester United news: Louis van Gaal wins US pre-season tour battle". Telegraph.co.uk. April 8, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  7. ^ Raheem Sterling scores on debut for Manchester City who defeat AS Roma 5–4 in penalty shoot-out, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2015
  8. ^ "International Champions Cup 2015 – Global media distribution" (PDF). Relevant Sports. July 13, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "The International Champions Cup Returns to ESPN Deportes". ESPN MediaZone. July 13, 2015.
  10. ^ "La International Champions Cup se verá en Canal Plus Liga" [The International Champions Cup will be on Canal Plus Liga]. as.com (in Spanish). June 17, 2015.

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