The International Champions Cup, is a friendly tournament played by international club teams, will be played in three different countries during the summer of 2015. A tournament will take place in the United States, Australia and China, respectively. The Australian games will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the 18th, 21st and 24th of July with three elite teams from around the globe will be travelling to Melbourne to play in some exciting friendly matches. Real Madrid from Spain, Manchester City from England and A.S. Roma from Italy will all be attending the tournament.
Tickets to the International Champions Cup are starting at $123.50 for the July 21st match between A.S. Roma against Manchester City. The match between Real Madrid and A.S. Roma on July 18th has ticket prices starting at $140.50, according to Queen of Tickets.
Real Madrid is loaded with star players, including the two-time Balon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo led the Spanish club to a Champions League crown last season as they defeated their Madrid rivals, Atletico Madrid in the finals. This season the dynamic Portuguese winger has been on a scoring tear, leading La Liga in goals scored this season. Madrid is currently in second place in La Liga behind their rivals Barcelona. The Spaniards are also still alive in the Champions League and they will play in the quarterfinals against Atletico Madrid on April 14th.
Manchester City has hit a rough patch of play in the English Premier League this season. That being said, they are still in the top-four spots of the table. After being recently eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona, City has dropped a few matches in recent weeks and are no longer in second place in the EPL. They still are loaded with talent that should allow them to make a run for a spot in the top-three. Their star goal scorer, Sergio Aguero, has been lights out in league play this season and is one of the best goal scorers in the entire world. Their Spanish midfielder, David Silva, is also a world-class player and has been in top form this season.
A.S. Roma has been one of the powerhouses in Italy in recent years. They are currently in second place in the Italian League, a significant amount of points behind the table leaders Juventus. It will be a tight race for the top-three spots in Italy as Roma are just one point ahead of Lazio in the standings. Their partnership up front of Francesco Totti and Mattia Destro is a deadly combo that has scored a total of 10 times in the Italian League.