Serie A Champion Juventus to Face Paris Saint-Germain in Montreal as Part of Herbalife World FootbalJune 11, 2012 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
The clubs confirmed to participate in the competition include Juventus FC, PSG, UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea FC, La Liga champion Real Madrid, Scottish Premier League title holder Celtic FC, and European powerhouses Liverpool FC and AC Milan, as well as Major League Soccer's (MLS) current champion LA Galaxy, four-time MLS Cup champion D.C. United, three-time defending U.S. Open Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC, and four-time defending Canadian championship winner Toronto FC.
Tickets for the match go on sale Thursday, June 14 for Impact season ticket holders and evenko members, and on Friday, June 15 to the general public. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com and www.WorldFootballChallenge.com.
Winners of 55 official titles, Juventus FC is the oldest and most successful club in Italy, as well as one of the most prestigious clubs in the sport. The club, nicknamed "Juve," has claimed nine Italian Cups, four Italian super cups, nine European cups, two intercontinental cups, and it just secured its 30th Serie A league title, further solidifying themselves as one of the world's premiere teams.
PSG, the top-flight soccer club representing the city of Paris, is a two-time winner of France's Ligue 1, an eight-time winner of the French Cup, and two-time winner of France's Champions Trophy. PSG is also one of only two French clubs to have won a major European trophy, claiming the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1996. The organization, which was recently purchased by Qatar Sport Investment (QSI), has recruited international talent both on and off the field, including world-renowned executive Leonardo as its director of football, and four-time UEFA Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti (he won two as a player and two as a manager with AC Milan) as its head coach.
One of the largest and most successful soccer exhibitions ever staged in North America, the Herbalife World Football Challenge brings together many of the world's most accomplished and celebrated soccer clubs to play in major sports venues across the region. The event gives soccer fans the unique opportunity to see global superstars play live and experience first-hand the fast-paced, skillful competition that has made soccer the most popular sport in the world. Now in its third year, the Herbalife World Football Challenge is hosted in partnership by CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world's leading entertainment and sports agency, and Major League Soccer (MLS), the top-flight professional soccer league in the U.S. and Canada. More than half a million fans attended the event last year and sports fans across North America will once again enjoy a summer of top international matches in 2012.
All details regarding the Herbalife World Football Challenge including ticket information, teams, and match schedule are posted on the event's official site, www.WorldFootballChallenge.com. Additional event sponsors and broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks.
2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge Schedule (as of June 11, 2012)
Date Game Venue City Time (ET)
July 18 Seattle Sounders FC v Chelsea FC CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA 9:30 p.m.
July 21 Toronto FC v Liverpool FC Rogers Centre Toronto, ON 4:00 p.m.
July 22 Chelsea FC v Paris Saint-Germain Yankee Stadium New York, NY 7:00 p.m.
July 28 D.C. United v Juventus FC RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. 6:00 p.m.
July 28 Chelsea FC v AC Milan Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL 6:00 p.m.
July 31 Juventus FC v Paris Saint-Germain Olympic Stadium Montreal, PQ 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 2 LA Galaxy v Real Madrid Home Depot Center Carson, CA 10:30 p.m.
Aug. 5 Real Madrid v Juventus FC Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 11:00 p.m.
Aug. 8 Real Madrid v AC Milan Yankee Stadium New York, NY 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 11 Real Madrid v Celtic FC Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA 1:30 p.m.
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