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Soccer Powerhouses Coming To FedExField!

Posted Feb 24, 2014

FedExField will host top international soccer clubs Manchester United and Inter Milan as part of the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup this summer on Tuesday, July 29.

The Washington Redskins announced today FedExField will host top international soccer clubs Manchester United and Inter Milan as part of the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup this summer on Tuesday, July 29.

Kickoff for the contest, which will be broadcast internationally on Fox Sports 1, is set for 7:00 p.m.

Exclusive VIP pre-sale and public sale to the July 29th match are already under way.

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase an Ultimate Fan Pack, which includes one supporters section ticket, team gear and priority access to select team training.

All tickets and packages are available at www.internationalchampionscup.com.   

In its second year, the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup will begin play on July 24 and visit 13 U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C. The Champions Cup is an eight team, round-robin tournament, with the tournament crowning an overall champion Monday, Aug. 4.

Other competitors include Real Madrid CF, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, AS Roma, AC Milan and Olympiacos. For more information on the full Guinness International Champions Cup, including the tournament bracket and team information, visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.

One of the most popular and storied sports franchises in the world, Manchester is the most successful English club having won a total of 20 league titles, 11 F.A. Cups and three UEFA Champions League trophies. 

The club is incredibly successful off the field having become the first sports franchise to be valued at over three billion dollars according to Forbes Magazine.

United is coached by new manager David Moyes, features star strikers Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney as well as Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea and club legend Ryan Giggs.  

Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, said: “This match against such strong opposition will provide David Moyes and his team with valuable preparation for the 2014/15 season.  The team last played in Washington DC in 2011 and the match against Barcelona was extremely well supported. 

"Manchester United has more than 8 million followers across the United States and Tour 2014, presented by Aon, will be a great opportunity to travel the country and bring the fans closer to the Club they love.”

F.C. Internazionale Milano, popularly known as Inter, is one of the most famous clubs in world football.

Since its foundation in 1908, it has always played in Serie A and has captured 18 Serie A titles, three European Cups/UEFA Champions League, two Intercontinental Cups, One FIFA Club World Cup, three UEFA Cups, seven Italian Cups and five Italian Super Cups.

In September, Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir became the majority shareholder of the club.  Thohir also owns Major League Soccer club D.C. United.

The club is currently managed by Walter Mazzarri and is led by legendary Argentine captain Javier Zanetti alongside his countrymen Rodrigo Palacio and Esteban Cambiasso.

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