The international Champions Cup is an annual club association football competition that features leagues from Europe and the USA. This will be Singapore’s third time hosting one of these matches, and the lineup is incredible.
There will be 2 matches played, on 20 July and 21 July. The match on 20 July is played by Manchester United and Inter. The match on 21 July will be played by Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur.
Introduction to the football clubs playing in Singapore:
Manchester United: Do we need an introduction for this football club? Premier League: 20 clubs, Manchester United is one of the best ones there, it has never been relegated in the English Premier League since it was created in 1992 and has never been relegated! Seeing the English Premier League is the top level of the English football league system, the fact that Manchester United has always stayed on top is already evidence of an impressive team. The tickets to the match that they are playing are already sole out, need I say more?
Inter: The long form of the football club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, is based in Milan, Lombardy. The name holds a heartwarming story when Inter Milan broke away from their parent club AC Milano, which focused exclusively on Italian players. The “Internazionale” in the name Internazionale Milano is an indication to the world that Inter Milan welcomes any footballer to join them. As a part of Serie A, Inter has won 18 Championss overall, being the second in the league. With many more remarkable track records, all eyes will be on the performance of Inter this ICC!
Juventus: Did you know that Juventus in Latin means ‘youth’? There is much to credit for this FC’s unexpected success, as its beginning were humble and young (hence the name). The football club was founded by a group of friends in Turin who loved football, which was recently ‘imported’ from England. The eldest of the boys then was merely 17 years old. Today, Juventus stands proudly as the most decorated football club in Italy, and is the only Italian football club that was never relegated in Serie A, which is one of the most legendary and celebrated football leagues in the world. There will be high hopes for Juventus this ICC!
Tottenham Hotspur: A very interesting yet puzzling football club name. Turns out, Totteham Hotspur borrowed its name from a 14th-century Tottenham man, Sir Harry Hotspur, who was featured in Shakespeare’s play, Henry the Fourth. Spurs not only borrowed his name, they have also displayed his character as a fierce fighter. As the current champion of ICC, Tottenham Hotspur is one strong opponent against Inter since it has proven its worth (the champion!) last ICC season. Being the team that has never been relegated in the English Premier League, the match against Juventus will definitely be a close one!
Other Football Facts
Football has been played for much longer than we may think! Records trace the history of football back more than 2,000 years ago and was played in ancient China. Other countries that have claimed to have started football include Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America. However, football was popularized and “exported” by the British, and has since become a well-loved sport by the world. Here are more interesting facts about football!
- The first official international match was played between Scotland and England in 1872, with both teams being tied at 0-0.
- After winning the 1970 World Cup, the Brazilian government gave their football players an exemption for tax for the rest of their lives!
- The Aztec Stadium is the largest football-only stadium in the world and the only venue to host the World Cup final twice
- Uruguay is the most successful football nation in the world, relative to its population (~3.5 million) and the number of World Cup wins
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The ongoing ICC 2019 sure is getting many fans riled up! The matches that will be played in Singapore this July looks exciting, every football club is as qualified as their opponent, so it really is hard for us to determine the winners of the individual games, let alone the entire Champions! Although tickets are selling really fast and may be really pricey, there will always be live telecasts for the football fans so do not miss out on that! Looking forward to the season and how it will wrap up this year!