Leicester Join Fellow Euro Giants Barcelona, Real Madrid & Bayern Munich In Pre-Season International Champions Cup Line-Up

Alan Duffy

22nd, March 2016

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The schedule for this summer’s fourth annual International Champions Cup pre-season tournament has been released, with shock Premier League leaders Leicester taking their place among the big boys of European football in a mouth-watering line-up.

The Foxes, along with Chelsea, Liverpool and Celtic will take part in the main competition, which will be mostly held in the USA, with the Blues and the Reds going head to head in Pasadena. Manchester City and Tottenham, on the other hand, will play stand-alone fixtures in China and Australia respectively, with City’s yet to be confirmed.

However, Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester will no doubt be rather pleased with the invite to join some of the biggest clubs in the world, with the high-flying Foxes set to take on Celtic in Glasgow, PSG in California and then Barcelona in Sweden.

Here’s the schedules for the (mostly) US-based tournament and the smaller Australian edition…

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There are some rather tasty looking clash there, alright. However, with EURO 2016 also to fit in, expect a lot of fatigued players ahead of the new Premier League season, particularly those who are involved in Europa League qualifiers.

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3 Comments

  1. jackie wilshere says:

    gotta snap up those american “saccer” dollars

  2. Jarren says:

    Leicester will wipe the floor with the big boys!

    How many players will be shattered after the EC (PSG, Barca etc), while the majority of Leicester players will have spent the month watching it on TV and keeping fit?

    Sounds like an upset in the waiting, even if it is just the latest meaningless megabuck making franchise.

  3. Mario says:

    While it was great being able to go watch Benfica last season, this is by far the worst pre-season tournament to be part of. Crazy amount of travel in a short time span makes it a good show but terrible for actually getting new players/tactics worked in.

    Fully agree that with the Euro’s, this could give some of these teams some early injuries or issues with fitness at the start of the season.

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