AC Milan, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Club America will take part in a round-robin tournament to be played this summer across the United States. The World Football Challenge will take some of the world's best teams to six different American cities, providing a special treat for soccer fans in some markets where international matches haven't been played in recent memory.
Here is a rundown of the schedule:
Sunday, July 19th- Club America vs. Inter Milan (Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, California)
Tuesday, July 21st- Chelsea FC vs. Inter Milan (Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California)
Wednesday, July 22nd- AC Milan vs. Club America (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
Friday, July 24th- AC Milan vs. Chelsea (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore)
Sunday, July 26th- AC Milan vs. Inter Milan (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.)
Sunday, July 26th- Chelsea FC vs. Club America (Cowboy Stadium, Arlington, Texas)
All six matches will be shown live on the ESPN family of networks. Match tickets go on sale today at www.worldfootballchallenge.com (that was the address provided by organizers, but at last check, the link was not working).
What do you think of this tour? Will you be attending any of the matches? Which player or team are you most looking forward to seeing? Will you skip these matches and save your money for World Cup qualifiers/Gold Cup/Confederations Cup?
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