Champions Real Madrid, Juventus set for summer showdown in Las Vegas

Champions Real Madrid, Juventus set for summer showdown in Las Vegas

World Football Challenge

Champions Real Madrid, Juventus set for summer showdown in Las Vegas

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Real Madrid and Juventus will be going head-to-head in this summer's World Football Challenge, but they won't be doing so in an established MLS market. They'll be doing it in Vegas, baby.

The newly crowned Spanish and Italian champions will clash on August 5 in Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, a 36,800-capacity venue that is the home to UNLV football, as part of the summer tournament in North America, match organizers announced on Tuesday. The match will be played at 8 p.m. local time to combat the summer Nevada heat. Madrid just put the finishing touches on their 32nd La Liga championship, while resurgent Juventus is a game away from sealing an incredible undefeated season, with their last loss coming almost a full calendar year ago.

Both teams will be making their way to MLS markets as well. Madrid will be playing against the Los Angeles Galaxy three days earlier, while Juventus has been rumored to be playing D.C. United a week before the Vegas showdown as part of their summer American tour.

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