ESPN International Acquires Exclusive Rights to International Champions Cup in Mexico and Central America


ESPN International Acquires Exclusive Rights to International Champions Cup in Mexico and Central America

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Event Kicks Off Friday, July 22 at 8 a.m. ET

ESPN International has reached an exclusive three-year, multimedia agreement with Relevent Sports to carry the International Champions Cup (ICC) in Mexico and Central America. The first tournament included in the agreement kicks off Friday, July 22, at 8 a.m. ET on ESPN.

Under the terms of the deal, ESPN International has rights to air all matches across television and digital platforms in Mexico and Central America, including television networks ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN+ and streaming on ESPN Play.  ESPN will also feature additional content, news and analysis on and

“The International Champions Cup showcases the world’s best clubs and players and we are thrilled to add it to ESPN’s extensive roster of soccer events in Mexico and Central America,” said Michael Walters, vice president of programming for ESPN International. “We are also certain that the ICC will be at the top on fan tune-in lists and are pleased to bring them unparalleled, multimedia coverage on all of our platforms in the region.”

ESPN’s multiplatform presentation of the 2016 ICC features 140 hours of coverage, including live, delayed and repeat airings with all matches streaming live on ESPN Play. The network’s flagship show, SportsCenter, and Fuera de Juego will provide the latest match reports, analysis and reactions.

Now in its fourth edition, the ICC 2016 will be played in the U.S. and across the globe, including standalone tournaments in China and Australia. Top European clubs confirmed to compete include Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United. This year’s event includes:

  • Participation of last season’s champion clubs from UEFA Champions League, La Liga, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1
  • Winners of, cumulatively, 190 domestic league titles, 246 domestic cup titles and 36 UEFA Champions League titles
  • Eighteen of the 2015-2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees, as well as 50 of the top 100 players in the world (ranking: FourFourTwo magazine)


ESPN’s 2016 International Champions Cup LIVE Schedule:

All matches also stream live on ESPN Play.

Date Time (ET) Match Network(s)
Fri, Jul 22 8 a.m. Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund ESPN
Sat, Jul 23 5 a.m. Melbourne Victory FC vs. Juventus FC ESPN
12:30 p.m. Celtic FC vs. Leicester City FC ESPN
Sun, Jul 24 5 p.m. FC Internazionale vs. Paris Saint-Germain ESPN
Mon, Jul 25 7:30 a.m. Manchester City vs. Manchester United ESPN
Tue, Jul 26 6 a.m. Juventus FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur FC ESPN
Wed, Jul 27 7:30 p.m. Real Madrid CF vs. Paris Saint-Germain ESPN
9:30 p.m. FC Bayern Muenchen vs. AC Milan ESPN
11:30 p.m. Chelsea FC vs. Liverpool FC ESPN
Thu, Jul 28 7:30 a.m. Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City FC ESPN
Fri, Jul 29 6 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Atlético Madrid ESPN
Sat, Jul 30 1 p.m. Celtic FC vs. FC Barcelona ESPN2
3 p.m. Real Madrid CF vs. Chelsea FC ESPN3
5 p.m. FC Internazionale vs. FC Bayern Muenchen ESPN2
10 p.m. Liverpool FC vs. AC Milan ESPN
Sun, Jul 31 12 a.m. Paris Saint-Germain vs. Leicester City FC ESPN
Wed, Aug 3 2 p.m. FC Barcelona vs. Leicester City FC ESPN2
7:30 p.m. FC Bayern Muenchen vs. Real Madrid CF ESPN2
9:30 p.m. AC Milan vs. Chelsea FC ESPN2
Sat, Aug 6 12 p.m. Liverpool FC vs. FC Barcelona ESPN3
Sat, Aug 13 2 p.m. FC Internazionale vs. Celtic FC ESPN+





Media Contacts:

Ardi Dwornik, [email protected], 646-547-5612




Ardi Dwornik

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