ESPN Caribbean to Exclusively Air 2018 International Champions Cup

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ESPN Caribbean to Exclusively Air 2018 International Champions Cup

Starts Friday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET

27 International Club Matches Live from Three Continents, July 20 – August 11

 

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ESPN Caribbean will air the 2018 International Champions Cup (ICC) presented by Heineken, July 20-August 11. The series of 27 international club soccer matches between 18 championship teams will be played in eight countries across North America, Europe and Asia over a three-week period. Coverage begins on Friday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET when Manchester City faces off against Borussia Dortmund live from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The tournament will also be streamed live via ESPN Play – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand platform.

Play-by-play announcers Ian Darke and Jon Champion will lead the ESPN commentator team calling the fifth annual ICC.  Other play-by-lay commentators include: Mark Donaldson, Jonathan Yardley, Sebastian Salazar, Steve Cangialosi and Ross Dyer.  Color commentators include: Alejandro Moreno, Stewart Robson, Craig Burley, Kate Markgraf, Kasey Keller, Matt Lawrence, Paul Mariner, Janusz Michallik, Herculez Gomez, Julie Foudy, Shaka Hislop and Gary O’Reilly

The soccer showcase will feature all eight teams – AS Roma, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Sevilla – in 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

The competition concludes on Saturday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Atletico Madrid hosting Inter Milan at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

The ICC features highly anticipated matchups. Highlights:

  • Wednesday, July 25 – Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC: A preseason rematch of the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal round matchup.
  • Saturday, July 28 – Manchester United vs. Liverpool FC (North West Derby): Two of English football’s most successful teams renew their rivalry at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Wednesday, August 1 – Arsenal vs. Chelsea: London’s two most-successful teams will kickoff the 2018-2019 football season with a pre-season matchup at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Saturday, August 4 – a faceoff between Real Madrid and Juventus, in a rematch of their 2017-2018 Champions League quarterfinal round match, in Washington, D.C.

 

ESPN Caribbean Presents the 2018 International Champions Cup Schedule (subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Event Platform
Fri, July 20 9:00 p.m. Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund ESPN
Sat, July 21 7:00 p.m. Bayern Munich vs. Paris St Germain ESPN2*
Sun, July 22 4:00 p.m. Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund ESPN
Wed, July 25 7:00 p.m. Juventus vs.  Bayern Munich ESPN
8:00 p.m. Manchester City vs. Liverpool ESPN
10:00 p.m. Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur ESPN
11:00 p.m. AC Milan vs. Manchester United ESPN2
Thu, July 26 7:30 a.m. Atletico Madrid vs. Arsenal ESPN
12:00 p.m. Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica ESPN*
Sat, July 28 7:30 a.m. Arsenal vs. Paris St Germain ESPN
1:00 p.m. Benfica vs. Juventus ESPN2
2:00 p.m. Chelsea vs. Inter Milan ESPN
5:00 p.m. Manchester United vs. Liverpool ESPN
7:00 p.m. Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City ESPN
11:00 p.m. Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur ESPN
Mon, July 30 7:30 a.m. Paris St. Germain vs. Atletico Madrid ESPN
Tue, July 31 8:00 p.m. Manchester United vs. Real Madrid ESPN
8:30 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur vs. AC Milan ESPN
10:00 p.m. Barcelona vs. Roma ESPN
Wed, August 1 3:00 p.m. Arsenal vs. Chelsea ESPN
4:00 p.m. Benfica vs. Lyon ESPN2
Sat, August 4 2:00 p.m. Inter Milan vs. Lyon ESPN
6:00 p.m. Real Madrid vs. Juventus ESPN
8:00 p.m. AC Milan vs. Barcelona ESPN
Tue, August 7 3:00 p.m. Chelsea vs. Lyon ESPN2
8:00 p.m. Real Madrid vs. Roma ESPN
Sat, August 11 3:30 p.m. Atlético Madrid vs. Inter Milan ESPN

 

*Delayed

 

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Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Tennis and Combat Sports.
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