2018 International Champions Cup

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2018 International Champions Cup
Tournament details
Host countriesAustria
England
France
Italy
Portugal
Republic of Ireland
Singapore
Spain
United States
DatesJuly 20 – August 11
Teams18 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)23 (in 23 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Tottenham Hotspur (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played27
Goals scored83 (3.07 per match)
Attendance1,061,520 (39,316 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Marco Asensio
France Alexandre Lacazette
(3 goals each)
2017
2019

The 2018 International Champions Cup (or ICC) was the sixth edition of a tournament comprising a series of friendly association football matches. It began on July 20 and ended on August 11.[1] The tournament was won by English club Tottenham Hotspur.

Teams[edit]

A total of 18 teams participated in the tournament. The participants were announced in four waves on April 10, 11, 12, and 17, 2018.[1] On June 18, Lyon replaced Sevilla in the competition.

Nation Team
 England Arsenal
 England Chelsea
 England Liverpool
 England Manchester City
 England Manchester United
 England Tottenham Hotspur
 France Lyon
 France Paris Saint-Germain
 Germany Bayern Munich
 Germany Borussia Dortmund
 Italy Inter Milan
 Italy Juventus
 Italy Milan
 Italy Roma
 Portugal Benfica
 Spain Atlético Madrid
 Spain Barcelona
 Spain Real Madrid

Venues[edit]

Originally 22 venues for the International Champions Cup were announced on April 13 and 17, 2018, but they were later increased to 23.[2] Of these, 15 were in the United States, 7 were in Europe, and 1 was in Singapore.[1]

After Sevilla had to pull out (replaced by Lyon), matches due to take place in Warsaw and Zürich were canceled and replaced by matches in London and Faro-Loulé. The two matches Chelsea played were relocated from Gothenburg and Solna to Nice and Dublin respectively.

United States
Ann Arbor
(Detroit area)
Arlington
(Dallas-Fort Worth area)
Carson
(Los Angeles area)
Charlotte Chicago East Rutherford
(New York City area)
Michigan Stadium AT&T Stadium StubHub Center Bank of America Stadium Soldier Field MetLife Stadium
Capacity: 107,601 Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 75,525 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 82,500
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Harrison
(New York City area)
Landover
(Washington, D.C. area)
Red Bull Arena FedExField
Capacity: 26,104 Capacity: 82,000
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Miami Gardens
(Miami area)
Hard Rock Stadium
Capacity: 64,767
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Minneapolis Pasadena
(Los Angeles area)
Philadelphia Pittsburgh San Diego Santa Clara
(San Francisco Bay area)
U.S. Bank Stadium Rose Bowl Lincoln Financial Field Heinz Field SDCCU Stadium Levi's Stadium
Capacity: 66,655 Capacity: 90,888 Capacity: 69,176 Capacity: 69,690 Capacity: 70,561 Capacity: 68,500
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Europe
Dublin Faro/Loulé Klagenfurt
Aviva Stadium Estádio Algarve Wörthersee Stadion
Capacity: 51,700 Capacity: 30,305 Capacity: 32,000
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Lecce
Stadio Via del Mare
Capacity: 40,670
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London Madrid Nice
Stamford Bridge Metropolitano Stadium Allianz Riviera
Capacity: 41,631 Capacity: 67,703 Capacity: 35,624
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Singapore
Kallang
National Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
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Matches[edit]

The match schedule was announced on April 17, 2018,[3] and was updated on June 18 after Lyon replaced Sevilla.[4] Each team played three matches, for a total of 27 matches.[1]

Manchester City England0–1Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report
Attendance: 34,629
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)

Audi Football Summit
Bayern Munich Germany3–1France Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 22,300
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)

Liverpool England1–3Germany Borussia Dortmund
Report

Juventus Italy2–0Germany Bayern Munich
Report

Borussia Dortmund Germany2–2Portugal Benfica
Report
Penalties
3–4
Attendance: 16,171
Referee: Nima Saghafi (United States)

Manchester City England1–2England Liverpool
Report

Roma Italy1–4England Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 18,861
Referee: Alejandro Mariscal (United States)


Atlético Madrid Spain1–1England Arsenal
Report
Penalties
3–1
Attendance: 23,095
Referee: Ahmad A'Qashah (Singapore)

Arsenal England5–1France Paris Saint-Germain
Report
Attendance: 50,308
Referee: Nathan Chan (Singapore)

Benfica Portugal1–1Italy Juventus
Report
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 24,194
Referee: José Carlos Rivero (United States)

Chelsea England1–1Italy Inter Milan
Report
Penalties
5–4
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (France)

Manchester United England1–4England Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 101,254
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)

Audi Football Summit
Bayern Munich Germany2–3England Manchester City
Report
Attendance: 29,195
Referee: Ted Unkel (United States)

Barcelona Spain2–2England Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Penalties
5–3
Attendance: 66,805

Paris Saint-Germain France3–2Spain Atlético Madrid
Report

Manchester United England2–1Spain Real Madrid
Report

Tottenham Hotspur England1–0Italy Milan
Report
Attendance: 31,264
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)

Barcelona Spain2–4Italy Roma
Report
Attendance: 54,726
Referee: José Carlos Rivero (United States)

Arsenal England1–1England Chelsea
Report
Penalties
6–5
Attendance: 46,002
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland)

Benfica Portugal2–3France Lyon
Report
Attendance: 17,510
Referee: Hélder Malheiro (Portugal)

Inter Milan Italy1–0France Lyon
Report
Attendance: 24,698
Referee: Marco Di Bello (Italy)

Real Madrid Spain3–1Italy Juventus
Report
Attendance: 71,597
Referee: Robert Sibiga (United States)

Milan Italy1–0Spain Barcelona
Report

Chelsea England0–0France Lyon
Report
Penalties
5–4
Attendance: 18,457

Real Madrid Spain2–1Italy Roma
Report

Atlético Madrid Spain0–1Italy Inter Milan
Report

Table[edit]

The 18 teams were ranked based on results from their three matches, with the best-ranked team being crowned champions.[5] In addition to three points for a win and none for a loss, a penalty shoot-out win was worth two points, while a loss on penalties earned one point.

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 England Tottenham Hotspur (C) 3 2 0 1 0 7 3 +4 7 2018 International Champions Cup winners
2 Germany Borussia Dortmund 3 2 0 1 0 6 3 +3 7
3 Italy Inter Milan 3 2 0 1 0 3 1 +2 7
4 England Arsenal 3 1 1 1 0 7 3 +4 6
5 England Liverpool 3 2 0 0 1 7 5 +2 6
6 Spain Real Madrid 3 2 0 0 1 6 4 +2 6
7 Italy Juventus 3 1 1 0 1 4 4 0 5
8 England Chelsea 3 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 5
9 England Manchester United 3 1 1 0 1 4 6 −2 5
10 France Lyon 3 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 4
11 Italy Milan 3 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 4
12 Portugal Benfica 3 0 1 1 1 5 6 −1 3[a]
13 Germany Bayern Munich 3 1 0 0 2 5 6 −1 3[a]
14 England Manchester City 3 1 0 0 2 4 5 −1 3
15 Italy Roma 3 1 0 0 2 6 8 −2 3
16 France Paris Saint-Germain 3 1 0 0 2 5 10 −5 3
17 Spain Atlético Madrid 3 0 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
18 Spain Barcelona 3 0 1 0 2 4 7 −3 2
Source: ICC
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Goal differential; 4) Goals scored; 5) Result against common opponent; 6) Fewer red cards; 7) Fewer yellow cards; 8) Fewer fouls committed; 9) Coin flip.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Points against common opponent (Juventus): Benfica 1, Bayern Munich 0.

Media coverage[edit]

Market Countries Broadcast partner Ref
 Arab World 1 beIN Sports
 Brazil 1 Fox Sports Brasil
Record News
[6][7][8]
 Canada 1 DAZN [9]
 Germany 1 Onefootball (free-streaming), DAZN (pay-streaming), and Sport1 (free-tv) [10]
 Indonesia 1 TVRI, iNews TV, and MNC Vision [11][12]
 Iran 1 IRIB Varzesh
 Russia 1 Match TV
 Spain 1 beIN Sports (Spain) [13]
 Sweden 1 MTG [14]
 Tajikistan 1 TV Varzish
 Thailand 1 PPTV [15]
 Turkey 1 D-Smart
 United Kingdom 1 Premier Sports (non-Liverpool/Manchester United matches)
LFC TV (Liverpool matches only)
MUTV (Manchester United matches only)
[16][17][18]
 United States 1 ESPN [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "#ICC2018". internationalchampionscup.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Creditor, Avi (April 13, 2018). "Clubs, Cities Revealed for 2018 International Champions Cup". SI.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "ICC schedule features Madrid, Barca, Manchester clubs, Liverpool, more". ESPN. April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Schedule". International Champions Cup. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "International Champions Cup About the Tournament". International Champions Cup. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Premier Sports lands International Champions Cup, Irish rugby rights". sportbusiness.com. SportBusiness Group. June 2, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
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  8. ^ "Your guide to Man United Tour 2018 matches live on MUTV". www.manutd.com. Manchester United F.C. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  9. ^ McMahon, Bobby (July 17, 2018). "DAZN Canada Lands Rights To 2018 International Champions Cup On Same Day U.S. Service Is Announced". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Wer überträgt den ICC 2018? Wo läuft der International Champions Cup? | Goal.com" (in German). Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber (July 19, 2018). "TVRI Siarkan ICC 2018, Inilah Jadwal Siaran Langsung - Kompas.com". KOMPAS.com. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  12. ^ Okezone. "iNews TV Siarkan Semua Pertandingan International Champions Cup ICC 2018 : Okezone Bola". okezone.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "La International Champions Cup se vivirá en beIN LaLiga" (in Spanish). Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Premier League-rivalerna laddar upp i Sverige inför säsongen | viaplay.se" (in Northern Sami). Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  15. ^ https://www.pptvhd36.com. "ฟุตบอล International Champions Cup 2018 (ICC 2018)". pptvhd36.com (in Thai). Archived from the original on July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  16. ^ "Premier Sports lands International Champions Cup, Irish rugby rights". sportbusiness.com. SportBusiness Group. June 2, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  17. ^ "International Champions Cup: A Guide to the US Venues". www.liverpoolfc.com. Liverpool F.C. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  18. ^ "Your guide to Man United Tour 2018 matches live on MUTV". www.manutd.com. Manchester United F.C. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  19. ^ Nwulu, Mac (April 17, 2018). "2018 International Champions Cup on ESPN". ESPN MediaZone. Retrieved July 20, 2018.

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